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Microwave samsung snh9187st error 5e

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SOURCE: 5E error message

"SE" means you have a shorting membrane keypad.

If and when an oven is coming on or doing anything by itself, this is very dangerous and can result in a fire.

So until it is repaired, please leave it unplugged or leave the door open when it's not in use, and please do not leave it running unattended.

On most Samsung models, your best bet is to buy a whole new control box and replace it.

This is
a simple do-it-yourself job.

You can find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number from the tag on the oven here.

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.

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The 5E error is a short at the keypad. You can try unplugging the microwave for a while and then plugging it back in. This can sometimes clear the error for a bit.

The solution is to replace the entire control panel assembly. (You used to be able to get either the switch membrane or the control box separately. One or the other would often cure the problem.) If your microwave is under warranty, contact Samsung for repairs. Otherwise, post a comment with the model number. I will try to find the appropriate part number for you. Note: microwaves have capacitors that can supply a nasty jolt. If you are not comfortable with doing the repair, you'll need to get a repair technician to do the replacement.

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Since it's under warranty, I would contact Samsung for a free fix. See your owner's manual.

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

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