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Locked with the word CHIL on the display

I unplug the microwave dor 5 minuto to clean the counter and now is locked, doent start and the word chil is on the display I tried everythig.....what can I do...? thank you I have a West 3501, model 033497

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Press the Stop/Clear button several times in a row. This should clear the error.

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Got you covered. Here you go:

Microwave - Explanation of the Child Lock Out Feature
Many microwave control panels can be locked to prevent accidental use or access by children.
There are two different ways to lock the control panel:
1. Press and hold the CLEAR/OFF pad for 3 seconds. The display will show "LOCK" and then revert to the time of day.
A small "L" will appear in the corner of the display as a reminder that the control panel is locked. If anyone tries to use the microwave, the display will show "LOCK".
2. On some models, press and hold the 5 and 7 pads simultaneously for 3 seconds.
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Microwave - Explanation of the Child Lock Out Feature

Many microwave control panels can be locked to prevent accidental use or access by children.

There are two different ways to lock the control panel:

1. Press and hold the CLEAR/OFF pad for 3 seconds. The display will show "LOCK" and then revert to the time of day.
A small "L" will appear in the corner of the display as a reminder that the control panel is locked. If anyone tries to use the microwave, the display will show "LOCK".


2. On some models, press and hold the 5 and 7 pads simultaneously for 3 seconds.


To unlock the control: Repeat the procedure which was used to lock the control. (Press and hold the CLEAR/OFF pad for about 3 seconds or hold the 5 and 7 pad simultaneously for 3 seconds.)

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Microwave - Explanation of the Child Lock Out Feature

Many microwave control panels can be locked to prevent accidental use or access by children.

There are two different ways to lock the control panel:

1. Press and hold the CLEAR/OFF pad for 3 seconds. The display will show "LOCK" and then revert to the time of day.
A small "L" will appear in the corner of the display as a reminder that the control panel is locked. If anyone tries to use the microwave, the display will show "LOCK".


2. On some models, press and hold the 5 and 7 pads simultaneously for 3 seconds.


To unlock the control: Repeat the procedure which was used to lock the control. (Press and hold the CLEAR/OFF pad for about 3 seconds or hold the 5 and 7 pad simultaneously for 3 seconds.)

Microwave - Explanation of the Child Lock Out Feature

Many microwave control panels can be locked to prevent accidental use or access by children.

There are two different ways to lock the control panel:

1. Press and hold the CLEAR/OFF pad for 3 seconds. The display will show "LOCK" and then revert to the time of day.
A small "L" will appear in the corner of the display as a reminder that the control panel is locked. If anyone tries to use the microwave, the display will show "LOCK".


2. On some models, press and hold the 5 and 7 pads simultaneously for 3 seconds.


To unlock the control: Repeat the procedure which was used to lock the control. (Press and hold the CLEAR/OFF pad for about 3 seconds or hold the 5 and 7 pad simultaneously for 3 seconds.)

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hello,

what you are to do to fix up the problem is that,put iff the the oven for some time and allow it to relax it self with out an operation, then put it on again then if it has time programming or reset button then click on an of this button for it to restart it self ,

but if this problem remain then you will have to open the the oven then trace the wire down to the panel to clean up any from of dirt or liquid around the panel then couple it back at it was with this the problem will be solve.

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If for some reason you do not have your manual, I would contact Westinghouse Small Kitchen Appliances at 800-245-0600 or 800-947-3745 or visit here.

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