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Will not operate. displays f2

The microwave will not operate, except for the lights. The keypad does not respond to commands. There is a mesaage that displays F2.

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F2 means you have a shorted membrane keypad.

On some models, you can get the membrane keypad replaced by a servicer or your can do it yourself, but on some models, you would have to order a new control panel frame which comes with a new keypad.

At our Web site, we have a video available showing how to remove a typical over the range control panel assembly in under 5 minutes.

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

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At our Web site, we have a video available showing how to remove a typical over the range control panel assembly in under 5 minutes.

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At our Web site, we have a video available showing how to remove a typical over the range control panel assembly in under 5 minutes.

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On this model, the membrane keypad is available already mounted on a new control panel frame. It runs a little more, but saves a lot of time consuming and aggravating work.

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