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Model No. MH7130XEQ-2 Keypad does not work. Screen shows "F-2"

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F2 on MH7130XEQ2 model means you have a failed membrane keypad.

This is a simple do it yourself job.

You can order part number 4359477 the control panel frame assembly here, which comes with a new keypad already mounted on it.

You simply move your circuit board into the new frame.

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.

Next, disconnect the strip as shown in the photo below, then remove the screws that hold your circuit board in the old frame.

Model No. MH7130XEQ-2

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Then carefully (since the display is made of glass) move your circuit board to the new frame, and reassembly is the reverse of disassembly.

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