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My microwave stopped working and the letter f6 appeared in window

I unplugged the item and then after a couple of tries and works again..

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You have a failing / intermittent power relay or connection on the control board.

We regularly repair such control units for customers nationwide by mail for $39.95 postpaid in about a week with a one-year guarantee.

Feel free to contact me directly (and please remind me of your full model number) for more information & help.

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

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Posted on Dec 28, 2008

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