Microwave oven panel starting beeping from and doesn't work
The microwave was off and it starting beeping from 1 to 10 for several times. Then it stopped and "F2" showed on the panel. I couldn't press any numbers and it doesn't work. I unplugged it for a while. When I plugged it back it it let me put the time on the clock and then it started with the beeping again.
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Make sure oven is plugged into a grounded outlet, and that the outlet is actually grounded.
Although extremely rare, I have seen ovens where insects were walking on the back side of a control panel, and causing problems. Could also just be some sort of electronic failure.
You got it! One of the door switches is not activating. Take a look at the door itself first. There should be two tabs that stick out. These tabs will engage in the holes near the control panel. If the door does not have a broken tab then the problem is behind the control panel on one of the switches. There are 3 switches back there.
Unplug the power cord, it is usually in the cabinet above the microwave oven. Then take the grille off the top, the screws for the grille are on the top of the unit facing down. With the grill off you will see the one screw on top of the control panel, remove that screw and lift up and out on the control panel this will give you access to view the switches and test them with an ohmmeter.
It sounds as if you key pad is sticking. PF means that there is an input power problem but could be caused by the sticking keypad.. As far as the unit starting bu itself, the only thing that can cause that is the keypad.. Try running your fingers flat across the panel several times both vertically and horizontally and see if the pad malfunction clears. It will probably repeat in the future but you could get lucky and have a one time instance. The keypad itself is just a bit over $75.00 if it has failed. Good luck.
F6 means a problem in the control circuit board. Try unplugging the microwave with the door open, then plug it back. Try the solution that you find here, if it does not work the panel must be replaced.
I would first suggest unplugging the oven for a few minutes to give it a reset.
On Whirlpool brand microwaves, you will hear a series of beeps when you hit START if one of the following is true:
- the control panel is not programmed correctly
- the door is not shut
- there is a problem with the door latch system
- there is a problem with the control panel
If you do not have your owner's manual, you can download it here:
It doesn't sound like the control panel is locked. When the control panel lock is activated, you will see "Loc" and a lock symbol in the display and only the clock, timer, and oven light will operate.
If that does not solve the problem, then you have oneof the other problems as listed above.
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