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Starting by itself

This morning at 4:00 a.m., I woke up with a loud bang. I got up to see what it was. I noticed the microwave had turned itself on and it read E:900. I went to open it and it was very very hot!! I unplugged it until this morning. Today, it seems to be working fine.We have had this microwave at least 5 yrs now. This is the first time it has happened. I was scared to death and woke my husband. Just last week, I had my twins firetruck wake me up in the middle of the night with it going off by itself. I have noticed other strange things before like this in the house. Is it common for this microwave or any microwave to be turning itself on? If so, what is the problem? (From now on, I will be unplugging it at night)

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Re: starting by itself

Time for a service call. Should not turn on by itself at any cause. Circuit board is my guess. May be cheaper/easier to get new microwave. My first one lasted about 15 yrs--and the circuit board (touchpad) died. Bought new microwave oven.

Posted on Dec 13, 2005

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