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Control panel locked

The control panel is locked. Holding the clear/off button for 3 secs did not work. What else can we do?

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A "hard reset" may work. Unplug it from the power line for a few minutes, plug it back in, set the clock, then try again.

Let us know if the hard reset doesn't fix it.

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Posted on Mar 31, 2008

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    Gordie Ho Mar 03, 2014

    hard reset didnt work, when i plugged it back in the flashing lock and beeping continued. i cannot set the clock because touch pad isnt responding

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Microwave comes on in cooking mode with the door closed when plugged in. The Clear/Off button does not turn off and we have to open the door to turn off.


I have a hunch the microwave panel is going into Child lock mode and preventing you from operating the clear/off function. Not sure which is the middle switch that you replaced. I would suggest you give the panel a good wipe with a clean damp cloth to remove all grime etc. Before selecting the start/pause button press the Clear/off button for 3 secs and see if the L (lock) shows up on the display. Next press again for 3 secs to see if L goes away.

This way you have confirmed the panel is not in lock mode before you start next operation. Provide your observations in the comments section so that I can assess what the next step should be.

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Most of the buttons on my Goldstar MV1604SB stopped working


Does the display on your microwave read "Locked"? If so, then the Child Lock feature has been activated. To toggle the lock off, press and hold the Stop/Clear pad for more than 4 seconds. When this feature is active, most buttons are disabled to prevent accidental microwave use.

If holding the Stop/Clear button doesn't work, then I'd suggest there is a problem with the contacts behind the buttons. Sears Parts Direct has the parts diagrams for this microwave here: http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/part-model/Goldstar-Parts/Microwave-Parts/Model-MV1604SB/1366/0123245 . (It's better to replace the control panel then to try to fix it.) Use the part numbers from the list to find price and availability at other sites.

The manual for the MV1604SB is available from Manage My Life: http://www.managemylife.com/mmh/owner_manuals/17638/GOLDSTAR-Countertop-Microwave-L0521424?brand_name_search=loosening+tight+screws .

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells

Oct 13, 2011 | Microwave Ovens

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Microwave is locked


If this is a problem of the control panel being locked, the instructions are posted on page 9 of the owner's manual. Press STOP/CLEAR, followed by pressing and holding the ENTER/START button for 3 seconds. The lock should clear.

If you no longer have an owner's manual, here is a link to a FREE copy:

http://www.managemylife.com/mmh/owner_manuals/15069/JENN-AIR-Countertop-Microwave-L0606616?brand_name_search=JMC9158

If I'm wrong in my assessment, or if you need further guidance, please post back and let me know. I hope this helps you.

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I have accidentally locked my microwave oven (profile performance convection oven). I was cleaning the front. Can you tell me what to do?


Got you covered. Here you go:

Microwave - Explanation of the Child Lock Out Feature
Many microwave control panels can be locked to prevent accidental use or access by children.
There are two different ways to lock the control panel:
1. Press and hold the CLEAR/OFF pad for 3 seconds. The display will show "LOCK" and then revert to the time of day.
A small "L" will appear in the corner of the display as a reminder that the control panel is locked. If anyone tries to use the microwave, the display will show "LOCK".
2. On some models, press and hold the 5 and 7 pads simultaneously for 3 seconds.
To unlock the control: Repeat the procedure which was used to lock the control. (Press and hold the CLEAR/OFF pad for about 3 seconds or hold the 5 and 7 pad simultaneously for 3 seconds.)
Microwave - Explanation of the Child Lock Out Feature

Many microwave control panels can be locked to prevent accidental use or access by children.

There are two different ways to lock the control panel:

1. Press and hold the CLEAR/OFF pad for 3 seconds. The display will show "LOCK" and then revert to the time of day.
A small "L" will appear in the corner of the display as a reminder that the control panel is locked. If anyone tries to use the microwave, the display will show "LOCK".


2. On some models, press and hold the 5 and 7 pads simultaneously for 3 seconds.


To unlock the control: Repeat the procedure which was used to lock the control. (Press and hold the CLEAR/OFF pad for about 3 seconds or hold the 5 and 7 pad simultaneously for 3 seconds.)

That info is from GE

Hope that does the trick.
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Microwave - Explanation of the Child Lock Out Feature

Many microwave control panels can be locked to prevent accidental use or access by children.

There are two different ways to lock the control panel:

1. Press and hold the CLEAR/OFF pad for 3 seconds. The display will show "LOCK" and then revert to the time of day.
A small "L" will appear in the corner of the display as a reminder that the control panel is locked. If anyone tries to use the microwave, the display will show "LOCK".


2. On some models, press and hold the 5 and 7 pads simultaneously for 3 seconds.


To unlock the control: Repeat the procedure which was used to lock the control. (Press and hold the CLEAR/OFF pad for about 3 seconds or hold the 5 and 7 pad simultaneously for 3 seconds.)

Microwave - Explanation of the Child Lock Out Feature

Many microwave control panels can be locked to prevent accidental use or access by children.

There are two different ways to lock the control panel:

1. Press and hold the CLEAR/OFF pad for 3 seconds. The display will show "LOCK" and then revert to the time of day.
A small "L" will appear in the corner of the display as a reminder that the control panel is locked. If anyone tries to use the microwave, the display will show "LOCK".


2. On some models, press and hold the 5 and 7 pads simultaneously for 3 seconds.


To unlock the control: Repeat the procedure which was used to lock the control. (Press and hold the CLEAR/OFF pad for about 3 seconds or hold the 5 and 7 pad simultaneously for 3 seconds.)

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My control panel has locked and I can't unlock it.


If this is a GE Spacemaker model, you can lock or unlock the controls of the oven by pressing and holding the CLEAR/OFF button for 3 to 5 seconds. If this is not a GE Spacemaker, please post back with your correct MODEL NUMBER. I hope this information helps you.

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Control panel is locked


If the model number is correct, the control panel lock is turned on/off by pressing and holding the CLEAR/OFF button for about 3 seconds. If your model number differs, please post back and let me know. I hope this helps you.

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Spacemaker 2.0 panel is locked.


Hi.
You can unlock the oven holding down the CLEAR/OFF button for 10 seconds, until the panel reset.

If that does not work, then there may be an internal fault , in that case call GE at the number listed on the owners manual.
Usually reset by holding the button will fix the problem.

Regards.

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Stck in locked mode


Try holding down the clear button for 3-5 seconds

Mar 14, 2008 | GE Advantium 120 Convection/Microwave Oven

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This is a Whirlpool model, so one of these methods should work:

- Press and hold the Cancel button for 3 or 4 seconds.

- Touch and hold START/ENTER for 4 seconds.

- Touch and hold START for 5 seconds

If none of these works, contact Sears.

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

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