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A top to the carafe of a coffee maker started melting during the heat dry cycle.what should i do besides cleaning up the meltd plastic that fell to the botttom , i got out 2 pieces which was most of the top and scraped off some little pieces with my fingernails. what else should i do before using it again. i wont use heat dry till i am sure the coil is ok.


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Just cleaning up as much of the plastic as you can is all you can really do. The heating element won't have been affected by the melted plastic, so it will be fine.

Any plastic that wasn't caught somewhere will have gone down the drain, and will likely have hardened somewhere a few feet into the drain pipe as the temperature was lowered.

Again, no damage will have been done to the machine, and it's perfectly serviceable and usable to you at this point. Cleaning the plastic will prevent funky smells from coming from the washer due to the heating element further melting/burning it, and prevent the occurrence of a fire, should the plastic heat up enough to burn.
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