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Cannot read the touch screen & only easy minute works

We just moved in so this is a new microwave to us. Already turned the circuit breaker off and back on. The touch screen is either too dim to read or has grey lines running up and down it. The only function that works is the easy minute.

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You can get that repaired for $39.95 in most cases (details here) or order a control / display unit here.
You can also download the owner's manual from the page at the second link.

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