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Exterior Hi, I just purchased this product and all we did was pop 2 bags of popcorn and the exterior became very hot, not just warm to the touch but outright hot. Is this normal or should I be taking it back to the store for a replacement? Thank you!

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If it's portable, I would return it just to be safe.

Then test the replacement right away.

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If there is not enough moisture to absorb the microwave energy, much of the the energy is reflected back to the magnetron and damage it.

This is also what damages a microwave when it is run empty.

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