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Hello, my GE Microwave has an intermittent issue where it just locks up the key pad and stops functioning after a few seconds of starting a cycle.

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The brains of these things are the complex the keypad brains and all that are usually on one unit. Call up and appliance parts store and describe to them what it is usually they'd know right away and will order the parts for you. Of course you have to wait whether it is worth the price of the parts and drama vs. getting a brand new machine.

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