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Chefmate microwave oven won't start, only flashes numbers.

Won't start, it only displays: 6:666 etc.. No warning before it started doing this!

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  • Anonymous Jan 12, 2009

    my microwave keeps randomly flashing 666. i am a college student and it happened before christmas break so i had it unplugged all break and it didn't do it for a week after i replugged it in, and it started doing it again yesterday. what should i do?

  • CK1111 Feb 12, 2009

    I have the same issue. It only flashes :6, then keeps adding sixes and won't respond. I unplugged it for a day, came back and set the clock, and less than 5 minutes later it was doing the same thing.

  • crbjab Feb 18, 2009

    My microwave is doing the same thing. I used it earlier today. Went to class, came back and it was beeping and flashing at me. I unplugged it and plugged it back in. I can't set the clock or anything. All it does is beep and add 6's across the screen.


  • constance312 Feb 21, 2009

    Same problem here.  I have unplugged and tried to reset which it took one time and lasted maybe a week.  Now none of the buttons on the touch pad are responsive.  There is only a year warranty on this mirowave and mine is one and one half years old.  We purchased at Sam's when remodeling the townhome and chose this one beause it fit into the cabinet.  I'm wondering if I should purchase a new microwave or if this one can be fixed.  I have an email into their Support.

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2009

    Mine is the same, always 666 and beeping, none of the buttons work.

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2009

    same here... just flashing 6's... resetting clock works sometimes for a few minutes, then the problem returns.. perhaps this is a defect? or maybe this is error code? i can not locate the manual, and this microwave is only a year old at most.. will not be buying this junk again.

  • Chris0000001 Apr 04, 2009

    Haha, I thought my girlfriend and I were the only ones having this problem. Maybe we should start a club on facebook. Anyways, it seems that when the microwave is allowed to be plugged in for an ample amount of time (about 2 weeks for us) it starts to "six" (the name we came up for it). If we unplug it for about 2 days and plug it back in, it takes a while to "six" again. I was so freaked out, it started doing this randomly one night and I was so freaked out it thought to myslef "I knew I should have gone to church the past 20 years". Well, damn being in college and only being able to afford a cheap microwave. We are damned for another 3 years to listen to this thing beep and scare the **** out of our guests.

  • William Miller
    William Miller May 11, 2010

    Are you able to set the clock?

    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 maybe an hour. Then let us know if the hard
    reset does not fix it.

    Please reply back with your brand and model number so we can help you.

  • waltgleems75 May 11, 2010

    Have no power anymore?



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Well I had the same problem. It made me start unplugging a microwave when it wasn't in use, which is always a plus.
When it does the whole 6666 thing, press 5 and then stop/reset. It usually allows me to input what I want after that.
Good luck people.

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Mine woke up us around 4am this morning. After trying reset and it not working- we just unplugged it. Then when I got up- plugged it back in and the devil sixes cam back. I held the reset button down for a minute or so. It reset and I set the clock. Thought it was fixed. WRONG!! About an hour later I went to use it and could not enter any numbers or use any buttons on front. Then the sixes returned along with the beeping. I can hold the reset button for a minute or two and it temporarily stops but still cannot use any buttons and there fore cannot cook anything......The unit is only 6-8 months old.....I see I am not the only one with the possessed Chefmate microwave- Anyone know what the cause and actual long term fix on this is???? Many thanks!

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