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Random beeping and panel buttons not working

It all started one day when I was boiling some water on my stove on the back right burner. The microwave, which is overhead, just started beeping and the buttons didn't work. The only thing that stopped it was unplugging. Once we plugged it in again, it worked fine. Now, it has started beeping in the middle of the night. Any suggestions on what the problem might be???

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  • erykahh Nov 05, 2008

    I have the exact same thing happening to my microwave. It started one night while no one as in the kitchen and refused to stop. I unplugged it and plugged it back in and it seemed to be fine but then it started beeping again shortly after and the buttons on the panel would not work. I replaced it with another microwave from the same company (Avanti) and about a month after getting the new one I have the same repeated beeping!


    My refrigerator is plugged into the same outlet as the microwave and has been working fine since it was purchased but do you think it could be an electrical problem with the outlet?

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There may be a failure of some type in the system processor area.

Maybe some of the steam from the bioling water and oil and water from the cooking got inside on to the circuit board, and caused some damage.

It is also possible that the heat from the stove did some damage.

It is also possible that there was simply a failure in the system processor area.

Jerry G.

Posted on May 21, 2008

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