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Hi. My microwave stopped working and displayed the following message on the touch pad "Control Fault; shorted keypanel - F3; The control has detected a shorted key panel and has shut off the oven..." What should I do?

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Unfortunately you need a new control panel despite the minor problem it can be fixed.

Posted on Oct 04, 2010

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