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On a Sharp, the first letter after the number refers to the version, and the next letter is the color. On Sharp, K=black, W=white, S=stainless, etc.

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My mSharp microwave KB-6001N digital numbers and letters are only partially transcribing

I regularly repair these.

Feel free to contact me via my site with your full model number and FCC ID number as shown on the tag in or on the oven for free help.

Nov 27, 2016 | Microwave Ovens


Determining the Age of Your Maytag Appliance

This advice applies to all appliances manufactured by Maytag. Determining the manufactured date of most appliances is accomplished by looking at the SERIAL NUMBER. On Maytag appliances this is determined by the following method:

The LAST two letters in the serial number identifies the date code.

Example: 123456FY

The 1st Letter is the YEAR.

A – 1978/2002
B – 1966/1990
C – 1979/2003
D – 1967/1991
E – 1980/2004
F – 1968/1992
G – 1981/2005
H – 1969/1993
J – 1982/2006
K – 1970/1994
L – 1983/2007
M – 1971/1995
N – 1984/2008
P – 1972/1996
Q – 1985/2009
R – 1973/1997
S – 1986/2010
T – 1974/1998
U – 1987/2011
V – 1975/1999
X – 1988/2012
Y – 1976/2000
Z – 1977/2001

The 2nd Letter is the MONTH


NOTE: Some later model Maytag appliances are manufactured by Whirlpool. The serial numbers may be in a different format. Check the MODEL number for any of the following prefixes:

106, 110, 198, 562, 664, 665.

These prefixes indicate the manufacturer as Whirlpool.

on Sep 03, 2009 | Maytag MMV4205 Microwave Oven

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The display is showing the letters SE. What does this mean?

Unless there is moisture or grease on the control circuit board, "SE" error means you have a shorted membrane keypad.

The solution is actually a pretty simple DIY job - to replace the control panel frame assembly - which comes with a new keypad already installed.

If I had your full model number from the tag on the oven I could likely give you step by step instructions with the part number you need.

You can find links to helpful exploded view diagrams and part ordering help here, where you can also e-mail me directly.

I recommend that you bookmark that link to your favorites.

Nov 29, 2013 | Tappan Microwave Ovens

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The turntable support, brown plastic with 3 arms is broken. Where do I get one.??

Your model number is not complete. On the end there should be two more letters (color code), and another number. The number is changed when something on that unit is changed. I tried a few different model numbers and they all came back with the part number 8172018. The price is about $40.00, so you should get the complete model number. It's the number on the unit itself, not the one on the book . If you're a gambler, any appliance store can order one, or you can enter the number on a search, but look at the addresses of your search results to see that it is an appliance related business.
Hope that helped you.

Mar 01, 2011 | KitchenAid KCMS185J Microwave Oven

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Do you know in what year the Maytag washer, model LAT8014AAE was made

The date of manufacture is determined by the SERIAL number on the appliance. The following link explains:

With Maytag, the last two letters in the serial number is the manufacture date code. The first letter is the YEAR, the second letter indicates the MONTH. If you have questions, please let me know. I hope this helps you.

Nov 26, 2009 | Microwave Ovens

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2006 Frigidare Gallery Series 7G61704301 dosn t work

Did you have a power surge? Try unplugging the unit for 10 min and plug back in to reboot the curcuit board. If letters and numbers are being displayed it usually means the board is confused or fried.....

May 06, 2009 | Frigidaire 1.6 Cu. Ft. Over-the-Range...

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Sharp Carousel Microwave Model R520-LK timer will run but carousel doesn't turn and food doesn't heat.

I also have the Sharp Carosoul oven, symptoms - fan runs, controls are fine but the turntable stopped turning and it did not heat. It was not the switches, fuse, but in fact a sagging door that misaligned with the door switches. The true cause was a warn top hinge. As a temporary fix, I adjusted the bottom hinge (3 screws underneath), straightened the door, and now it works again.

Dec 16, 2008 | Sharp Microwave Ovens

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Need manual for Oster microwave model 0mw1199 1.1 cu. ft.

Try this...

By the way, in case you ever need to search by your model number, the first digit is the letter O, not the number zero.

Nov 14, 2008 | Microwave Ovens

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Micro beeps 3 times with "F3" flashing on LCD screen. Nothing works.

If it's a GE model, F3 will mean a shorted key panel.

(If it's not a GE, please reply back with your brand and model number so we can help you).

If you might want to replace it yourself, I have uploaded a handy guide with pictures showing you what's typically involved.

You can usually find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here:

There should also be a "mini-manual" hidden inside the unit behind the control panel or hidden on the left side behind the grille, which is very helpful when troubleshooting & testing.

BUT If you would like to have us do this for you, we do that for $39.95 plus part costs.

Please feel free to contact me directly if you need more help.

We're happy to help and we appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

William E. Miller, AS-EET

Jun 24, 2008 | GE XL1800 1100 Watts Microwave Oven

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