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Display is reading locked.

My 2 yr. old pressed buttons & somehow "locked it". What sequence of buttons do I push to unlock it?

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Re: display is reading locked.

Press "Clear/Off" button for about 5 seconds or longer and it will unlock

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Setting the Child Protection Lock

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At this point, the microwave oven cannot be used until it is unlocked. To
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The "lock" function is nice if you have kids who like to push buttons. It disables the microwave oven to prevent it from running unnecessarily,
To disable the lock feature push the "STOP-CLEAR" button. Then press and hold the "START" button until 'locked' is no longer shown on the display panel.
To re-lock it, do the same thing until 'locked' appears on the display.
Have a nice day.

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My child locked the microwave pad. How do I unlock it?

The operation manual is available for free download from Samsung at this site:
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2. Press the "2" button, the display will show: "PRESS START"
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My mother mistakenly locked her samsung microwave. She can't figure out how to unlock it and she can't tell me what model it is. Can you help?

On a friend's Samsung (she didn't tell me her model number either), you lock the keypad by pressing "0" and then "2". Press the same sequence to unlock the pad. Maybe this will work on her model.

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mine just did this too, its the inverter type. I finally found the instructions. It goes in lock when start is pressed 3 times. It can be unlocked by pressing the stop/reset button 3 times, the clock should come back up in the display window. Good luck

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Says ''Locked'', and we can';t Unlock it.

hi my name is mark, you can try pressing the start button and hold it in for about 5 seconds. without make or model it might work. thanks for your question.

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Locking or Unlocking the oven control panel
1. Access Select Function Menu
2. Turn knob clockwise until Lock Keys is flashing
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4. To unlock keypads, touch cooking mode and hold for 5 seconds. Display will read unlocking key pad

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