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I've had mine for approx. 5 years and this year the buttons started to not work. I could only use the One Minute Plus button. This morning nothing worked! I unplugged it, replugged it and still nothing. Now what?

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On these models, each of the four plastic buttons on the right side of the control panel runs a hidden pad on the membrane keypad.

The other pads on the keypad are fully exposed once you open the door and you just press them directly to operate them.

These plastic button assemblies have been upgraded due to weakness and breakage.

Most often it's the bottom two buttons (Stop/Clear and Start/Minute Plus) that fail.

You can order the button assemblies 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.

The service manuals you need to refer to are here and here.

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

Posted on Oct 02, 2010

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