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Began to set paper towel on fire when heating item

Microwave worked fine until yesterday. Now when cooking bacon on paper towel, edge of towel caught fire. Have done this many times in past with no problem

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This might sound crazy but is there any chance your paper towels have a metallic pattern printed on them? Any type of small metal embedded into the paper would be super heated by the microwaves and set the paper on fire...

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It could be just a more fatty bacon! Did you change brands?

Is the paper towel wet with fat all the way to the edge?

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