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Frozen Display The display is frozen on the setup time to defrost mode. Now none of the input buttons function. At one point the unit began "beeping" on its own with random numbers appearing on the display (the numbers were 6666, weird). This random beeping only lasted about 15 seconds or so. I unplugged the unit hoping that it would reset but no such luck. Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated! Never realized how we really need a darn microwave! TIA, Mike

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It may be that the internal firmware has become corrupt, or there is a fault on the main processor board, or with some other area that is effecting the system processor, and thus the system is not able to function properly.

Call the service rep for your microwave oven and bring it in for an estimate.

Jerry G.

Posted on May 21, 2008

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Using the Auto Defrost feature on my microwave oven

How do I use the Auto Defrost feature on my microwave oven?
To use the Auto Defrost feature on your microwave oven, please do the following:
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  2. Touch Defrost.
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http://www.whirlpool.com/assets/pdfs/product/ZUSECARE/GMH5205XVQ_Use%20and%20Care_EN.pdf

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Let me know the functions of microwave?





Sorry to read about your problem, I hope this helps you out.


Display: This is used to show the time, cook time and options you chose during you use.
Cook: Use this feature to cook fresh vegetable, frozen vegetables, rice and cassroles.
Enter/Start: This is used to start and enter any option you choice while operating the unit.
Stop/Clear: Use this function to clear or stop the unit during cooking or choosing a feature.
Reheat: This is use to reheat dinner plates and left overs. Be sure that you do not use any plastic foam or metal plates/utensils this can cause damage to the unit and may cause injury.
Auto Defrost: This is used to defrost food by weight and type. EX: If you have 1 pound of chicken, meat or fish press in the food code by using 1,2,3 and then the weight in pounds (1 pound would be 1.0 enter.)
Quick Frost: This is use with the Rapid defrosting method for 1.0 pound frozen food. If you have a pound of meat, chicken or fish press Quick Frost and it will defrost for that weight only.
Cook Time: This is to set the cook time for the food you are trying to heat or cook. Enter the time you wish to cook and press enter/start (EX: 7mins and 30 secs = 730/start.)
Clock: This is used to set the time of day. Press Clock the the time of day it is and clock again (EX: 11:00 would be 1100 then clock.)
Number: This is the key pad used to enter the cook time, clock or power level.
More: This feature is to add time to the cooking time only in ten second intervals. If you want to add time without restarting press this button to add ten seconds each time it is pressed.
Less: This is used to decrease the cooking time by ten second intervals. If you want to decrease time without restarting the time press this to decrease cooking time in ten second intervals.


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EZ-ON: This is to quickly start the power level to 100%.
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Hot Water: This is used to heat water for beverages such as coffee and hot chocolate. Use Extreme caution when removing baverages from your unit, they will be hot and could cause injury.
Popcorn: This is used to pop popping corn, when placing the popcorn in the microwave press the this feature and enter/start and it will automatically start the correct time for cooking. This feature is designed for the individual packaged popcorn use. Do not place any foil or loose popcorn in the unit this could cause damage or injury.
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Warm Hold: This is to keep foods or drinks warm for any length of time up to 99 minutes and 99 seconds. Although it is not a recommended to run a unit at the maxium time limit.
Melt: This is used to melt butter, margarine, chocolate, cheese and marshmallows. Do not leave these items unattended during the duration of melting time to prevent any unwanted over heating.
Soften: This is used to soften ice cream, butter, cream cheese, and frozen drinks. Do not place anything in a container that is made of foam or metal this can cause damge or injury.
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