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The keypad on my advantium microwave is showing "locked"

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The child lock is probably on. That's covered in the owner's manual.

If for some reason you don't have your owner's manual, you can download GE owner's manuals and installation instructions here.

If it's not the child lock, the oven may need to be reset. You do that by unplugging it for a couple of minutes, then plugging it back in and setting the clock.

If you still have a problem, you may have a bad keypad, especially if it got moisture (spray cleaner or steam, etc.) in the controls.

Please reply back if you still need help.

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Posted on Dec 13, 2008

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I had the same problem. If you hold the start/enter button for a couple of seconds it will reset the lock. It is also how one enables the lock. There is a lock symbol next to the key. I hope this helps.


randy

Posted on Jan 15, 2009

  • Debbie Dec 10, 2011

    I flipped the breaker and the key pad reset.

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SOURCE: Microwave is locked. It says "Keypad touch locked"

Hold lock button for a few seconds and it should return to normal

Posted on Apr 25, 2009

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SOURCE: the display on my GE Advantium microwave oven

The 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 about 5 minutes.

If yours is an Advantium, one of these owner's manuals will help you set the clock if you need help:

http://www.microwavedisplay.com/sca1001kss_om.pdf
http://www.microwavedisplay.com/sca2000_sca2001_om.pdf

If you still need help, note that FixYa's Web site is currently not notifying us Experts when replies to our Clarification Requests are posted, so please post a new help request, but be sure to include your full model number from the tag in or on the unit.

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If you'd rather have us fix it for you, we do that for $39.95 plus parts and you can visit us via our link here on Fixya http://tinyurl.com/yzjozk

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