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Will only defrost, and not cook on high

The microwave has been working fine for 3 weeks (2nd hand) and has stopped working on High, Med, etc. It will allow you to select High then select the time, however when you press start the timer counts down with a D in front of it. This used to indicate Defrost only. It seems to be defrosting, and not cooking. It has also stopped telling the actual time, and we can't work out how we set the clock in the first place. Please help. I'm hungry :)

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1. Press "Power."
2. Press the keypad corresponding to the desired amount of power, e.g., "High," or "Defrost." (The numbers on the keypad have little words on them, like "Warm," "Med," and "High".)
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5. Press "Start."

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To stop the microwave in the middle of cooking, simply open the door. (There's no such thing as microwaves escaping the oven and bouncing around the kitchen and zapping you. I have a microwave tester, and the moment you open the door, all microwaves dissipate; the reading at the door is "Zero" once it's opened.) Or, press "Cancel." If you open the door, you may test the food, and if it needs further cooking, you may close the door and press "Start," and it will resume where it left off. If you're all done, just press "Cancel."

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