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At times some butons don't work

I have Hotpoint RVM1435WD002 and from last couple of days some of the buttons, especially the fan, the counter light and buttons at the bottom row of the panel (at times) have stopped responding. At times everything just works fine. For the buttons that reposnd, the microwave jus works great. Any suggestions will be highly appreciated. Thanks.

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  • jenny939 Sep 22, 2008

    I am renting an apartment, so I do not know how old the microwave is. The first week we were there we realized that HALF of the keypad does not work. There is no rhyme or reason to it. the number 7, 8,9 and 0 do not work, the "time cook" button does not work. I do not think the power level button works either. The only way I can use the microwave at the current time is to use express cook options 1-6. I have not bothered the maintenance department about this, as I am hoping there is an easy solution to this-- or I can at least tell them what parts to order.. Help!!



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You may have a bad keypad, which in many cases can be replaced.

 

A bad keypad may be worn out due to age, damaged, or it may have gotten wet or otherwise contaminated.

 

Moisture and contamination can be caused by not using the fan when boiling on the stove top (for over the range models), direct spraying of cleaners, by storing the microwave in an unheated garage or shed, or infestation.

 

I warn my customers to never spray cleaner directly onto the microwave keypad, since the liquid can get inside and "lock up" or even ruin the keypad or controller.

 

You can find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your model number here: http://tinyurl.com/gv383

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