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I have SE code on Samsung SMH7177STE Microwave any advise how I can fix that ?? thank you

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Re: I have SE code on Samsung SMH7177STE Microwave any...

The -SE-error is a shorted keypad.

If you (or someone you know) might want to replace it yourself, I have uploaded a handy guide with pictures showing you what's typically involved.

If you would like to have us do this for you, we do that for $39.95 plus part costs.

Please feel free to contact me directly if you need more help.

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Re: I have SE code on Samsung SMH7177STE Microwave any...

The operator's manual doesn't mention the SE code. Try pressing the clear/cancel button two times. If that doesn't clear the problem...try unplugging the power cord...leave it unplugged for about 15 seconds...and then plug it back in. You may need to reset the clock. If this doesn't clear the problem, it will need to be checked by a qualified appliance repair technician. --

Good luck....and I hope this helps!!

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SE is an error code for a shorted keypad, although the keypad might not really be shorted.

Unplug the oven for a few minutes to see if it clears the error code. If not, then leave it unplugged over night. If the problem persists, then you probably do have a shorted membrane switch on the keypad.

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If not, please reply back.

If the oven is not venting properly, moisture can build up inside the cavity and door panels. This will cause a condensation or steam buildup that looks like smoke.

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You can usually find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here.

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