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I have a ge spacemaker hvm1540dn1bb purchased from home depot manufactured april 08. Touchpad stopped working within first 6 mos. got it fixed under warranty now it did same thing no buttons function and it's 2 years old should we fix or buy new doesn't sound like it will keep working if its repaired again since its failed twice now.

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  • jetmzs May 15, 2010

    Yes this helps but still can't decide if this one is just a fluke or if I need to buy up to get a product with more longevity.

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Thanks for using FixYa. Replacing the microwave completely will cost you around $250-$750 depending on which one you buy and replacing the control panel will cost you around $200 if you get this done by a professional. So it depends on you what you want to do, if you want to replace the part you can buy from this link and if you want to replace it completely then check this link for what FixYa community recommends. Please do accept the solution if the issue is resolved or post a comment for further assistance.


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  • jetmzs May 15, 2010

    Just wondering if a $200-$300 microwave is going to have problems regardless or did we just get one of a line of bad ones. I don't want to fix for 200 but don't really want to buy another one for 300 if its only going to last 2 years that doesn't seem like a very good investment. Although I realize that nowadays everything is somewhat disposable when it comes to appliances particularly. Kind of like computer printers and ink its sometimes cheaper to buy a whole printer then to replace ink cartridges. Or is there such a thing that if you spend enough $ you can get an appliance that will last for 10yrs. plus? I suppose just the luck of the draw. We don't abuse our appliances but that doesn't seem to make a difference in some cases.

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