I was creating the votive candle holder and it was not cutting completely through, so I reran the program to cut it again. When I did so, at about 2:30 minutes, the interior tube in the laser burst. The exterior tube remained intact.
Previously I had problems with the unit overheading despite it being vented outside. I would wait a couple of hours and then it generally would work.
I have several questions:
Is the unit a danger to me staying in my house?
Will I need to send the glowforge back to the factory?
Any idea why this happened? In this case I got no warning that the it was overheating. My unit is 3 months old and I have used it less than 10 times.
Any help would be much appreciated.