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My E-Wave KOT152UB touch control buttons seem to have a problem. We have to push harder and harder to get them to activate. Sometimes not so much. Is there anything we can do. The oven works well over all, except for having to constantly keep pushing the same buttons over and over and harder each time to get them to work. Please Help

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Hi!!
The only thing you can do to fix that is replacing the Touchpad $49.85. Click on the following link to order. http://www.repairclinic.com/PartDetail/Touchpad/1206636?modelNumber=KOT152UB
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