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My microwave start button doesn't push in to start my microwave

The microwave start button doesn't always activate the microwave.  i need to roll my finger around and around the button until finally it activates.  it sometimes takes a couple minutes!  it sometimes starts easily, but it isn't always at the same spot on the round button.

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Re: my microwave start button doesn't push in to start my...

The keypad is a thin plastic membrane type that is glued to the plastic control panel frame.

It's most likely that the keypad is worn out or possibly you have a flaky door switch.

We have full details, critical safety, disassembly, and troubleshooting info (as well as door switch testing info) at our site. You'll find a link to our site in our listing here on FixYa:

You can usually order Samsung parts (either the keypad / membrane switch or control panel with keypad) from but that model number is not showing up, so you may have to call or e-mail them through their site.

We're happy to help and we appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

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