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Samsung microwave is stuck on PL:30

I have a Samsung MW640WA microwave oven, and today the display reads PL:30 all the time. Also, none of the keys respond. I cannot clear it with the clear button. Can this be fixed, and how?

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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The first thing to try is a "hard reset". Unplug it from the power line for a few minutes, plug it back in, set the clock, then try again.

If that doesn't work, please reply back with your exact model number.

A full Sears/Kenmore model number usually has 3 digits, a dot, then 8 more digits, such as ###.########

You may have a bad keypad due to moisture from steam or spray.

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Posted on Mar 07, 2008

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SOURCE: microwave samsung suddenly stoped working

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The -SE-error is a shorted keypad.

If you (or someone you know) might want to replace it yourself, I have uploaded a handy guide with pictures showing you what's typically involved.

If you would like to have us do this for you, we do that for $39.95 plus part costs.

Please feel free to contact me directly if you need more help.

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Posted on Jul 21, 2008

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SOURCE: Samsung MW1080STA Microwave Oven

This is due to a defective or loose magnetron causing electrical interference and disruption in the control circuit board.

If your magnetron was recently replaced, it may have loose mounting nuts or bolts or maybe the wire mesh RF gasket was not installed or got pinched.

It may also need a new high-voltage diode and stirrer, and the cavity may be affected.

If you or someone you know decide to look into it, we have critical information on safety, disassembly and door switches at our site, and our link is at our listing here on FixYa.

If it's within the magnetron portion of the warranty (usually 5-9 years) but out of the original full warranty (usually 1 year), then your manufacturer will cover the part cost, but not the cost to visit you or the labor charge to do the work.

You can order Samsung parts here.

You can find your nearest Samsung-authorized service center here.

To find out if yours was recalled, please call Samsung's Service Division at 800-932-3837.

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Posted on Nov 21, 2008

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SOURCE: Our samsung microwave displays shows 5E and hangs

-SE- error means you have a shorted membrane keypad.

If and when an oven is coming on or doing anything by itself, this is very dangerous and can result in a fire.

So until it is repaired, please leave it unplugged or leave the door open when it's not in use, and please do not leave it running unattended.

It's usually more economical on a Samsung to replace the control panel assembly, which includes the frame and keypad or (depending on your model number) the entire control box assembly which includes the keypad, frame and circuit board.

Either parts swap is easy to do. About 8 screws and a few connectors.

You can find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number from the tag on the oven here.

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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Posted on Mar 02, 2009

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SOURCE: Samsung Microwave Oven shows -SE- on the display. Why?

-SE- error means you have a shorting membrane keypad.

Since it's less than one year old, it would be fully covered under warranty. I'd suggest contacting the manufacturer to get it fixed free.

You can find your nearest Samsung-authorized service center here or call Samsung's Service Division at 800-932-3837.

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