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Select Power Level button comes on by itself..!

I have a GE Spacesaver JVM1441 950watt over the stove microwave, and it has been doing strange things, like coming beeping and flashing "select power level" . It also does other strange things, such as beeping for no reason.
We have determined through our trials with it that it is triggered mostly by cooking on the stove, and the steam rising into the microwave. Turning on the fan help for a minute or two then the beeping and the "select power level" flashes. Sometimes we have to unplug the microwave. The problem still occurs though when we plug it back in.
Anyway.. We have also lost the power to the turntable feature. Nothing brings this back.
Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks
Al and Sandra Turcotte

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Thank you for posting the partial model number. That narrows it down.

You have a failing membrane keypad.

If and when an oven is coming on or doing anything by itself, this is very dangerous and can result in a fire.

So until it is repaired, please leave it unplugged or leave the door open when it's not in use, and please do not leave it running unattended.


On this model series, the membrane keypad is not available as a separate part, so you would have to order the control panel frame assembly which comes with a new keypad.

In this case, you simply move your circuit board into the new frame. That is a simple do-it-yourself job.

You can find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number from the tag on the oven here.

At our Web site, we have a video available showing how to remove a typical over the range control panel assembly in under 5 minutes.

Then you unplug the keypad (as per the photo below) and move the circuit board into your frame.

We're happy to help you with free advice and we'd appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

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