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After heating beverage, turned off microwave before the three minute cooking cycle was up. Closed door and did not push any button. Shorlty after, the air smeleed of burning rubber and sensor error went on. The Unit would no longer heat items after that.

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The first thing to try is a "hard reset". Unplug it from the power line for a few minutes, plug it back in, set the clock, then try again.

Let us know if the hard reset doesn't fix it.

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