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The display on my GE Advantium microwave oven shows "LOCKED". I tried holding the clear/off button but it won't clear. the microwave is unusable at this point

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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.

If yours is an Advantium, one of these owner's manuals will help you set the clock if you need help:

http://www.microwavedisplay.com/sca1001kss_om.pdf
http://www.microwavedisplay.com/sca2000_sca2001_om.pdf

If you still need help, note that FixYa's Web site is currently not notifying us Experts when replies to our Clarification Requests are posted, so please post a new help request, but be sure to include your full model number from the tag in or on the unit.

We're happy to help you with free advice and we'd appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

Posted on Apr 26, 2010

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Control locked


Howdy:) Try this:

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.)
Farmerbear at FixYa.com

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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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If this is a GE Advantium series microwave, the control panel can be locked to prevent children from manipulating the controls. To lock or unlock, press and hold the CLEAR/OFF button for 5 seconds. These instructions are included on page 36 of the owner's manual listed here:


http://www.managemylife.com/mmh/owner_manuals/14895/GE-Built-In-Microwave-Oven-L0902200?brand_name_search=+GE+Advantium+120


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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.

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

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