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While cooking popcorn lastnight in the microwave the glass plate that rotates snapped in half. My husband picked it up right away so it wasn't hot. He put in a microwave safe plate into cook more popcorn and that plate also snapped in half. The date on the microwave it was made it 2005, but it gets lots of use! I didn't notice any cracks in the glass plate that cam with it. Is it done? When we bought the house 4 years ago it came with it. I have never seen this happen. Glenna

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When replacing one of these, make sure you use the manufacturers exact replacement.

There have been some that have been manufactured in the past that are designed to protect the magnetron in the event the oven is run empty. This type of tray might still be in use. I'm not sure.

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All that is required to crack/break an item that is microwave safe is a fine crack or deep scratch. Water will expand so quickly as the microwave energy heats up the water, it turns to steam and cracks the plate with the pressure build up.

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