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MICROWAVE SHOWS ALL 88:88'S

My power went out yesterday while at work. Now all the will display is 88:88. I have tried to reset the breaker and unplug the unit. The light and fan are working for the range below and the light works when I open the door to the microwave but I cannot get the clock to reset or get the power to come on to cook anything.

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Since you tried a reset and the keys won't respond, you probably have a problem on your control board or the keypad has failed.

We regularly repair these for customers nationwide with our guaranteed $39.95 service.

If you have a keypad and 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.

You can usually find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here.

There should also be a "mini-manual" hidden inside the unit behind the control panel or hidden on the left side behind the grille, which is very helpful when troubleshooting & testing.

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

Feel free to contact me directly for more information & help.

We're happy to help you with free advice and we'd appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

William E. Miller
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Posted on Sep 02, 2008

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