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Control Panel of Maytag Microwave CMV 1000B doesn't work

The buttons on my Maytag Microwave Oven are not working properly. It is a flat panel ( the buttons are not raised buttons) and when you hit the buttons to enter the time or start the microwave you have to hit each one 10 or 15 times until you hit it just right. Is it possible to repair this problem, or to simply replace the control panel??

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You have a failed membrane keypad.

If you (or someone you know) might want to replace it yourself, I have uploaded a handy guide with pictures showing you what's typically involved.

You can usually find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here.

There should also be a "mini-manual" hidden inside the unit behind the control panel or hidden on the left side behind the grille, which is very helpful when troubleshooting & testing.

If you would like to have us do this repair for you, we do that for $39.95 plus part costs.

At our Web site, we have a video available showing how to remove a typical over the range control panel assembly in under 5 minutes.

Feel free to contact me directly (and please remind me of your 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.

William E. Miller, AS-EET
prototech@usa.net
http://www.microwavedisplay.com

Posted on Jan 01, 2009

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