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Magic chef mco160s microwave control panel not working

Microwave was stopped on 53 seconds while cooking. Unplugged it and plugged it back in. Light works and clock comes on but you cannot set the clock and none of the other buttons on the control pad work either. The microwave also started by itself without pressing buttons and was on for about a minute and then quit.

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That would be a defective membrane keypad.

If it's still available, and you or someone you know might want to replace it, here's a handy guide with pictures showing you what's typically involved.

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


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SOURCE: Microwave key pad stopped working

Okay, thank you for that.

You have a failed membrane keypad, but on this model, it is not available separately.

You would need to order the control panel assembly, part # WB56X10817, which you can get here for far less than GE charges.

It costs more than just a membrane would, but is much simpler to replace.

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.

Then you remove your circuit board from the old frame and install it in the new frame.

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

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SOURCE: Magic Chef won't work - clock works

Does the fan run?
If not, it's a control board fault.
If it does run, it's probably a high voltage problem.

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SOURCE: none of the buttons are working; unplugged and

Depending on the model its down to the keypad

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SOURCE: Magic Chef MCO160S 1000 Watts

The buzzing comes from the transformer - it's overstressed by a short. You will have to open it and find out the shorted part. I strongly suggest that you either junk it or take it to an specialized repair shop - the voltage inside it (in excess of 5000 volts) can easily kill you if you even come near to it. Your life is worth more than a few hundred bucks.

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That's probably a failed door switch or door switch mount.

It's a pretty simple do it yourself fix. See this helpful file on door switches.

You can find handy exploded views and order parts by model number here.

But if your cooktop lights failed recently, you have a damaged control circuit board, which we can usually repair for $39.95. Details are here.

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

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