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In my microwave oven model C103FL, how to confirm that touch panel has gone bad? Can it be a problem with the PCB to which it is connected?

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If there's no obvious removable cover over the bulb (and the owner's manual doesn't address it) some disassembly may be required.

Always unplug a microwave before removing or installing any bulbs.

If it's an over the range type, remove the vent grille across the top and see if bulbs can be accessed there. There may be a panel on the bottom covering the light(s), instead.

If not, chances are you'll have to remove it from the wall, then remove the outer cover. If so, the installation instructions are very handy, and it's best to have two people since the microwave can be heavy and awkward.

If you don't have your instructions, please reply back with your brand and model number.

Once it's out of the wall, the outer cover (wrapper) will need to be removed, just as you'll need to do on a counter top model.

On a counter top model, be sure it's unplugged, but otherwise ignore the instructions above this paragraph.

The screws you need to remove should be pretty obvious, but a special driver (such as a T20H type or GTXH20-100) may be needed.

Be sure to put all the screws back in the right holes, since some may be special grounding screws.

Bulbs can be had in most grocery stores, hardware stores, home improvement centers, and big box or department stores.

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Many models use halogen lamps. You must not touch the new one with your bare skin, as the oils will shorten the bulb life.

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Direct spraying of cleaners on the keypad and steam from the cooktop can short the keypad.

Luckily, it dried out. Sometimes it doesn't, and the keypad has to be replaced.

I always recommend that you spray non-ammonia cleaner on a soft cloth (not a paper towel which can scratch) and gently wipe the keypad.

And I always recommend that you use the vent fan when cooking on the stove top to keep heat, steam, and grease out of the controls.

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Posted on Jun 24, 2009

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SOURCE: Kenmore Microwave Oven, Model#66568680891

you should change the touch panel and or the control module.check to make sure the power supplied is correct and all connections to the board are all secure.

Posted on Feb 24, 2010

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First I would suggest a "hard reset". Simply unplug the oven for a minute or two, then try again.

If it still fails, it may be that the keypad has failed, or there is a bad connection due to moisture, grease, etc.

This is an Australian model, so it's hard for me to give more specific information.

But one some US models the LCD and keypad connect to the circuit board via a rubber "zebra strip" and losing that connection can result in a loss of display segments and / or key response.

I've attached a diagram showing where one can clean to restore operation in this case.

a98b491.jpg

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Posted on Oct 02, 2010

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Hi and welcome to FixYa. I am Kelly.

The Repair Clinic has parts for your Montgomery Wards Microwave but, they are NOT listed on the website. Call them with your model number and they can look it up: Make sure to tell them it is a mechanical clock timer.

  • 1-800-269-2609, 8 am to midnight ET, 7 days (Repair Clinic)

  • And...... if you can find a number on the actual timer assy other than the timer motor, there are still many of these mechanical timers out there deep in the parts supply shelves. I would bet your could still find this timer pretty close to home in a local Appliance repair shop.


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    But one some US models the LCD and keypad connect to the circuit board via a rubber "zebra strip" and losing that connection can result in a loss of display segments and / or key response.

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