Question about Microwave Ovens
My Panasonic microwave randomly beeps and then the display shows "8" 1 - 4 times. This happens 1 - 2 times per day, seemingly at random. Nothing works until I push "reset" and then "8" again. What's the deal?
Microwave works fine, it starts, heats and turns off when it is supposed to. When i open the door, it comes back on and the turn table also starts turning again. I am scared ( and not sure) when it does this, is it emmiting radiation. I am scared to reach into it, so i have to keep unplugging it to make sure it is off.
Posted on May 29, 2008
Based on my 25+ years of experience, I would say the "8" key on the keypad is shorting, requiring a new membrane keypad.
Is it possible that some spray cleaner got into the controls?
I always recommend that users spray the cleaner on a soft cloth (not on the keypad itself) then wipe the control panel off.
Also, I always recommend non-ammonia cleaners since ammonia can crack and damage plastic.
Otherwise, the spray can get into the controls and lock it up or make it act odd.
If it does not dry out over time, it may need to be manually dried or blown out.
But of course, the keypad may be damaged or worn out, or control unit may be damaged.
To order Panasonic parts see http://www.pasc.panasonic.com/epartr
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To find an authorized Panasonic servicer, see http://www.pasc.panasonic.com/WhereTo/FindServicer.asp?Pass=1
For FAQs, see http://service.us.panasonic.com/faq/faq.aspx
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Posted on Nov 29, 2007
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