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Locked and unable to turn off

I have a GE Space Sver Microwave . It started itself. Function key shows display - locked. The only way I can stop it by cutting the power off.

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Check the door lock and the control board.

All locations, and description of this parts can be located using the diagram here: Counter top.

Parts must be tested to find out what is wrong.

Remember that microwaves are potentially dangerous devices if not repaired properly, the job must be done by a competent person.
A microwave energy leakage test must always be performed when the oven is serviced for any reason.

Regarding parts, contact the seller here to purchase parts. (here in UK).

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