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I replaced the light bulb, now it displays -F6- and pushing any button causes a humming noise.

I replaced the light bulb about 2 months ago and it went out again. I replaced it again and now the microwave doesn't work. The clock and timer still work, but pressing the light, fan or start buttons cause it to make a humming noise and -F6- is shown on the display. Opening and closing the door will generally clear the F6 code.

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    William Miller May 11, 2010

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    first thing I would suggest is a hard reset. Unplug the unit for a
    minute or so. Then plug it back in, set the clock and try again.

    If that doesn't work, leave it unplugged for maybe an hour. Then let us know if the hard reset does not fix it.


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I left the unit unplugged over night, plugged it back in the next day and still had the same problem.

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