Powers up but does not START cooking = Displays colon after you press START
I am having an issue with my Panasonic Inverter microwave.
When you select a cook time then the START button it goes back to the colon. The colon is not blinking. It doesn't allow us to set the time either. When you plug it in it reads: "Welcome to Panasonic, REFER TO OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USE." It allows us to key in the time and all the other buttons appear to work, but as soon as you press the START key, it reverts back to the colon.
Also, I tried press the Function Key (You can select 0 to 9 to select a function.) and the only one it allows me to select is the 0 - which is used for DEMO. It allowed me to turn off the DEMO. So the DEMO is set to OFF. Any suggestions? It's a pretty new microwave. It would be a shame to just toss it. :(
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
Thanks in advance for you help!
ps. The only thing I have tried to do is disconnect it. Does anyone know how to reset the microwave? Maybe it needs to be RESET to it's original configuration?
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Re: Powers up but does not START cooking = Displays colon...
I would check your onwer's manual for any other specific reset instructions.
Generally it reset by unplugging it from the wall for a few minutes.
Does the microwave require you to set the time and date before it will work?
Are all the keys on the keypad working or do they seem to?
If not, you may have a bad, damp, or corroded keypad or control circuit board.
I can follow up more on these if it seems like your problem.
Please met me know what you find.
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To set the clock, press
on your keypad)
The colon symbol (:) will flash.
Enter time of day.
The time appears
in the window; the colon continues
again - colon stops flashing; time of
day is set !
the digital programmer circuit / controller does not get a feedback
signal from the inverter for a period of 3 seconds, the controller will
stop the cook cycle.
It may be a loose connection in the wiring between the
inverter, magnetron, and/or control board, or maybe one of
components has failed. If
it stops after 7 seconds, it has a problem with the inverter.
it stops after 22 seconds, that means the controller has detected a
problem, usually a problem with the inverter,
controller, magnetron, or a bad connection from one or the
Due to the lethal
voltages used and produced in inverters, I do not recommend that an
inexperienced person work on these.