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Microwave keypad is locked

My microwave keypad is locked. I can see the time, but when I push a button it says the it is locked. How do I unlock the microwave? key pad is locked

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  • jp2cmp Oct 27, 2008

    my keypad is locked, I can see the clock but nothing workes. This started yesterday and then it turned on by it'sself after an hour or so. This time it has not turned back on

  • jdcomau Oct 29, 2008

    kenmore profile is locked

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SOURCE: microwave keypad is locked

Touch and hold START more
than 4 seconds. "L" will
disappear and you hear two
beeps. At this time the oven is
ready.

Posted on Aug 23, 2008

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SOURCE: key pad lockout and load beeps

F3 on a GE / Hotpoint microwave means you have a shorted membrane keypad.

Since it's a basic counter top microwave, this may not be worth repair when you consider the cost of a new comparable unit.

If you (or someone you know) might want to replace it yourself, I have uploaded a handy guide with pictures showing you what's typically involved.

The part number of your keypad is
WB27X10624 and you can get it here for $51.37 plus shipping.

Good luck!

We're happy to help you with free advice and we'd appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

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Most likely you set a child lock (front panel lock) by holding a button too long (3 seconds). Without a model number, I can't be absolutely sure of the keypad lock for your Jenn-Aire microwave. Usually, the key will have a small padlock icon on it. Press and hold this key. On my microwave you press and hold Start to toggle the lock off.

On a Jenn-Aire JMW2430 and similar models, the Button Lock is activated by a several step process (More and Button Lock). However, pressing and holding the Start button will deactivate it.

I hope this helps.

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F3 on a GE / Hotpoint microwave means you have a shorted membrane keypad.

Since it's a basic counter top microwave, this may not be worth repair when you consider the cost of a new comparable unit.

If you (or someone you know) might want to replace it yourself, I have uploaded a handy guide with pictures showing you what's typically involved.

The part number of your keypad is
WB27X10624 and you can get it here for $51.37 plus shipping.

Good luck!

We're happy to help you with free advice and we'd appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

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Microwave keypad is locked


Touch and hold START more
than 4 seconds. "L" will
disappear and you hear two
beeps. At this time the oven is
ready.

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Your Control Key Pad is a circuit with each function and button a switch. The pad on your TV Remote, and Telephone is no different. The Key Pad is failing, It will only get worse. Determine if you can replace the Touch (Key) Pad. Not the Control Circuit, just the Touch Pad. Sometimes you can get it seperate. It connects by a Flex Cable to the Control Circuit.

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There should be a "CUSTOM HELP" or "HELP" pad on the keypad. When you press that, "CHILD LOCK" should be the first option. The display will guide you to press 1 or 2, etc., to turn it off. We don't have an online copy of that manual, but it's part number TINSEB114MRR0 (zero on the end). You can order it via Tritronics at http:/www.wehaveparts.com

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