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I started my microwave and there was a corn kernal stuck underneath my rotating glass plate and it caught on fire and burned a small dentation in the bottom of the microwave. Can I safely run it? Can I recoat over it with something?

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If the cavity metal of the oven is chipped or charred, it will have to be sanded smooth and clean and dried thoroughly.

Then you can apply some high-temperature appliance paint, available from places like Wal-Mart, Lowe's or Builder's Square.

It's safe to run in the very short term, but if you run it too long without fixing the blemish, it may arc and char more.

We're happy to help you with free advice and we'd appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

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