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Operational failure a minute or so after I plug in the power cord and set the time the display starts entering 6's one at a time with a beep until it displays "66:66" and the word "start" lights up below the 6's. The keypad nolonger works and I have to unplug the power cord and plug it back in then it all works for a few minutes.

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Re: Operational failure

Your keypad or control board may have moisture or grease on them, but your keypad (membrane switch) is likely going bad. If you or a friend decide to work on it, we have *critical* safety, disassembly, and troubleshooting info at our site, which is linked at our listing here on FixYa: You can find a keypad (if available) by entering your exact model here:

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