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My name is Bonolo Phaswana, I bought a Nokia Lumia 510 phone, Never was it mentioned that the phone does not support the *111# service for the Vodacom network. I was informed after I asked for help at a vodacom shop by a IT specialist that the fault is with nokia, as they made fAults with the phone and that I should rather buy a windows 8 phone, Its been a year I cant even use my points or have other services to my advantage. really this disappointing. I have been a loyal customer for Nokia for over 7 years now, THIS TIME I AM NOT IMPRESSED.

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Try jailbreaking it. Put a different (but free) OS on your phone if you can like cyanogen (android). hope this helps.

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SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

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SOURCE: Microwave convection oven repair needed

Check the internal fuse. Unplug it, unscrew and take off the cover, the fuse should be easily found in the back by the power cord. I tlooks like a regular fuse but is white instead of clear glass because microwave fuses are special. You'll have to measure it with a meter as a result and be sure to replace it with the same kind. (try finding them at radio shack) Hopefully there isn't something more serious also.

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SOURCE: Microwave oven went dark.

It may be possible that the magnetron overheated and its thermal cutout or thermostat tripped.

A microwave can be dead for many reasons.

It may be the fuse, which is usually located behind the grille or on the floor of the oven behind the control panel or between the door switches.

If the fuse is good, it may be an open thermostat or thermal cutout (TCO) / thermal fuse on or near the magnetron or on top of the cavity / body of the oven.

If it goes dead for a while during or after cooking then comes back on, the magnetron is probably overheating and causing the magnetron thermostat to open.

Then when it cools, it closes the circuit and allows power through again.

When checking thermostats, if it has a hood fan thermostat, that should read open, as opposed to the others, which should read closed.

If it went dead almost immediately after pressing the Start pad, that's usually a shorted high-voltage capacitor.

If it went dead a few seconds after pressing the Start pad, that's usually a failing high-voltage transformer.

If it goes dead or blows the breaker (or GFI) when you plug it in or open or close the door, then there's a problem with a door switch or door switch mount.

If it's intermittent or random, it may be a bad connection, usually on the control board or a loose fuse holder, or even an intermittent fuse.

You should do a continuity test on the fuse while it's in the holder (with the microwave unplugged, of course) then turn the fuse by hand or take it out and put it back in, then test it again.

If you remove the fuse, then press the meter leads against the ends, it can allow internal contact to be made and make a bad fuse appear to be good.

If you or someone you know decide to look into it, we have critical safety information and disassembly information at our site, and our link is at our listing here on FixYa.

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.

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

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Posted on Aug 18, 2008

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SOURCE: Microwave bulb replacement

The oven will need to come down from the wall so the outer cover can be taken off. Then you'll see the light socket(s).

It's recommend due to the weight and awkwardness of the oven that two people do this job.

If you don't still have your installation instructions, you can download them here, but you should use you full model number, as opposed to the base KEM378.

This uses a fairly common halogen bulb, but I'm not sure of the wattage. It should be marked on the bulb or on a tag near the reflector.

You must not touch the new one with your bare skin, as the oils will shorten the bulb life.

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Posted on Sep 01, 2008

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SOURCE: I have a Panasonic combination

This is a really common problem with all models which use the same door assembly.My first one failed after three months and was repaired by Panasonic under warranty. It failed again just after the warranty expired and the company were not interested in helping so I took the door apart to see what's wrong. (Remove outer oven casing, undo hinge plates from oven body and withdraw door. Unclip inner brown/black plastic seal, and then unscrew and remove metal shielding and door glass).

Basically, there's a design fault. A really weedy and poorly designed plastic post is the anchor point for a strong door spring catch, and the post is part of the inner door casing moulding. The plastic itself is not amenable to being glued and where the post breaks there is too little area for glue to have much effect even if it could work. The plastic is an ABS type of material and this is well known for being difficult to use glue with.

At first, I shelled out for a new outer door casing from a parts supplier, when it arrived I was really disappointed to see that the design was unmodified. As expected the door failed a few months later despite being careful to always gently close the door.

I went back to my old door and after a few experiments I temporarily glued the post with superglue just to hold it in place, and then I packed carefully around it with two part car body filler, ensuring that it would not foul other components when the door was reassembled. In the end, I still had to carve away some filler afterwards to enable reassembly.

A year later and it's still working, but the stress point has now been transferred to the outer door casing where the top of the post engages into a moulded anchorage. This is now cracking showing that this is also under-engineered and that the door spring is far too strong. The inner microwave seals are fine though, but it clearly indicates a really poor design.

Since then, my parents Panasonic has had the same fault (a different model but using the same door) as have a couple of friends and neighbours. Some have had warranty repairs, a few have been binned and replaced with a different brand and I've repaired some. It's a real shame as the basic ovens are very good, just this **** door lets everything down and despite loads of internet reports of a problem the company won't admit there's an issue.

I don't advocate this at all, but one neighbour was so angry with Panasonic's attitude after his second (one month out of warranty) failure that he went and bought the exact same model new. He then dismantled and thoroughly cleaned his broken door, reassembled it and switched it onto the new oven and returned the new one to the store the same afternoon for a full refund, claiming the door broke as soon as he used it. He's used the same trick twice since and has stuck with this model as there are no others on sale in the UK with the same specifications and dimensions. I do not condone his actions as they're fraudulent, but I do understand why he's done so.

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SOURCE: 63792 reports F2 error as well

An F2 error on these is a shorted keypad (either the main keypad or the transparent one in front of the tocuh screen). In some cases, this is a pretty easy do-it-yourself repair. Please contact me for an estimate and DIY tips.

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