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Touch control failed on GE Spacemaker Microwave HVM1540

First the numbers (used for cook time or quick cook) failed, but you could still cook using "Add 30 Seconds." Soon that failed as well, and now the touch control is totally dead. Bought this unit in March 2008, and it failed in June 2009, 3 months out of warranty. Will never buy GE again.

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If you want to order a touch pad, (it has the micro computer built in it!) and fix it that way, you'll still have a 2-3 year old machine.
I would say it would be quicker and cheaper to buy a new one.

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