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Control locked i have the same problem with my microwave. it says control locked and none of the key pad keys work. how can i fix this?

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  • mayayai Sep 08, 2008

    GE jes738wj control pad does not work

  • tiyawilliams Mar 21, 2009

    Our GE Spacemaker Microwave worked fine yesterday and today the control pad does not work. Tried plugging/unpluggin and the Clear/Off button it says in the book, but that does not work. Microwave is less than a year old.

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    William Miller May 11, 2010

    Please reply back with your brand and full model number.

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If yours is a GE JVM1640 or similar GE model, here's what the owner's manual says:

To lock or unlock the
controls, press and hold
CLEAR/OFF for about
three seconds. When the
control panel is locked,
an “L” will be displayed
to the extreme right.

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