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Our microwave keeps saying service may be needed keypad shortage what does that mean?

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the membrane gets dirt under them and shorts out the keypad,you may as well just replace the control board which includes the display and keypad on the same board

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SOURCE: my GE microwave (model# JNM1541DN1BB)

HELLO.

The GE problem is with the magnetron being to close to the computer. If your microwave runs for a few seconds to minutes then resets with funny characters on the screen, you can follow these simple instructions to fix it.


needed things.

* Phillips screwdriver
* Foil
* Large ziplock baggie
* Tape




* 1 Unscrew the 2 screws in the top vent grill and remove it.

* 2 Unscrew the 1 screw above the computer keypad, then slide it up to unlock it and it will hinge down, revealing the computer circuit board behind the keypad.

* 3 Put a sheet of foil into the large ziplock bag and seal it up.

* 4 Then tape it to cover the whole circuit board in the back of the computer. You may have to let the wires stick out of the middle of your foil covering. The ziplock is to keep the metal foil from short circuiting anything on the computer, and the foil protects the circuit board from the small amount of leaking microwaves inside.

* 5 Lock the keypad back up and plugin the microwave to test it before screwing everything back together.

the way to keep it from happening again is to use the microwave with more caution.

Willing to help to help on other problems.

Thanks.

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My GE microwave (model# JNM1541DN1BB) is giving me a message; service may be needed keypad shortage. Question 1 how can I fix it myself? Question 2 why did my microwave go out and how can I keep it from...


HELLO.

The GE problem is with the magnetron being to close to the computer. If your microwave runs for a few seconds to minutes then resets with funny characters on the screen, you can follow these simple instructions to fix it.


needed things.

* Phillips screwdriver
* Foil
* Large ziplock baggie
* Tape




* 1 Unscrew the 2 screws in the top vent grill and remove it.

* 2 Unscrew the 1 screw above the computer keypad, then slide it up to unlock it and it will hinge down, revealing the computer circuit board behind the keypad.

* 3 Put a sheet of foil into the large ziplock bag and seal it up.

* 4 Then tape it to cover the whole circuit board in the back of the computer. You may have to let the wires stick out of the middle of your foil covering. The ziplock is to keep the metal foil from short circuiting anything on the computer, and the foil protects the circuit board from the small amount of leaking microwaves inside.

* 5 Lock the keypad back up and plugin the microwave to test it before screwing everything back together.

the way to keep it from happening again is to use the microwave with more caution.

Willing to help to help on other problems.

Thanks.

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For all error indications, including the SE or 5E error, try unplugging the microwave from the outlet for at least ten minutes and then plug it back in. If the error persists, the microwave may require service. Please use our ASC Locater to find your nearest Authorzied Service Center."
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Simply contact me here with your model number and symptoms for free help.

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In other models, the plastic frame must be replaced, and it comes with a keypad already installed.

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The fact that you can't use the microwave leads me to believe it's a keypad or control circuit board problem.

If you have the owner's manual that came with the unit, I would suggest you look there for a contact numer to call for service.

Otherwise I would suggest calling the store from which you purchased it.

Please write back with more details if you need further help.

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