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Philco Microwave oven

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For the past few days my microwave is not functioning at all. When I switch it on the display dots are visible but the control panel is not working at all. However the light comes on when I open the door. If I disconnet the plug and leave it for a few hours and replug it, it works but now even that is not doing the trick.

I got my electrical connection checked up and there is no problem. I changed the 3 pin plug but even that didn't help.

Please advise.

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More than likely the ovens control pad is defective, very expensive to repair, best to just get a new MW oven.

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SOURCE: Microwave stopping working

In this one, the most likely causes are the inverter or magnetron, but it really will need an experienced troubleshooter. Due to the lethal voltages involved, I do not recommend that a person without training and experience ever work on these models. You should be able to locate a Panasonic-authorized servicer here: http://www.pasc.panasonic.com/WhereTo/FindServicer.asp?Pass=1 I would mention the exact symptom when you call so the technician can bring a new inverter with him when he comes out to repair it. Might save you having it pulled into the shop.

Posted on Sep 22, 2007

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check the touch pad , and check the control panel...

Posted on Sep 24, 2007

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SOURCE: Microwave turntable won't stop running

This is usually caused by either a bad door switch, but may instead be a loose door switch mount or a problem on the control panel.

Even though a door switch clicks, it may still be bad inside.

If you or a friend decide to look into it, we have critical information on safety, disassembly and door switches at our site, linked here on Fixya: http://tinyurl.com/yzjozk

Posted on Nov 19, 2007

SOURCE: samsung microwave oven (touch panel problem)

you can use the express button in touch pad,

Posted on Jan 20, 2008

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SOURCE: dacor dcm24s.light, fan, and control panel work but turntable and heat do not

Most likely the bottom door switch. Dacor units are built by Sharp and that switch is a very common problem. You'd either need to check the switch with an ohm meter or remove the cover of the switch to see if it's burned inside.

Posted on Dec 23, 2008

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