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Our GE Spacemaker XL 1800 microwave's controls are locked

Our GE Spacemaker XL 1800 microwave will not work, everytime we touch a button it says 'Control Lock'. It started after we stopped the microwave timer halfway through. It has been locked for hours now, and it will not work. Any advice on how to get it unlocked?

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    Richard Jurusz Feb 06, 2016

    I know this is an old topic but for anyone else who has this problem, simply hold down the "clear/off" pad for 3 seconds, and it will unlock again. This also locks it in the first place.

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The first thing I would suggest is a hard reset. Unplug the unit for a minute or so. Then plug it back in, set the clock and try again.

If that doesn't work, leave it unplugged for about 5 minutes.

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