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Heating up a heat pack has caused the small

Heating up a heat pack in microwave has caused the small plastic plate (It looks like it covers a hole, but I can not remove it) on side wall to burn/melt. Is it ok to continue using?

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The plate MIGHT cover the waveguide that brings the microwave energy into the cooking cavity, This might be say an inch by two or three inches.

IF the plate has burned or discolored, then it may be carbonized and will continue to absorb the microwave energy and MAY cach fire.

You should service the unit and replace the part.

Running the microwave with too small a load in it can cause this and also if hot food/object touches the plate.

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