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On button is broken

The on button is broken off on hte back side of the control panel. the motherboard is new.

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    Display is out and start button inoperable.



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My husband took the cover off and positioned the broken button where it will still push on the left corner. I dont know if we can buy just the button or what.

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The touch pad on your microwave oven acts as the brain of the appliance. It not only contains the buttons that you use to enter cooking settings and times, but also controls the function of the entire microwave. If the touch pad malfunctions or breaks completely, the microwave will cease to function. In this instance, the broken touch pad must be removed and a new touch pad must be installed, to restore functionality to the microwave.

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2 Remove the two screws, located on the front or top of the grill at the top of the microwave.
3 Pull the grill off of the microwave.
4 Remove the mounting screw from the top of the control panel.
5 Lift the control panel up and out to loosen. Look behind the control panel to ensure there are no metal tabs securing the control panel in place. If there are metal tabs, gently rotate the control panel to free the tabs.
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What usually breaks is the door open lever.

On a counter top model, the outer cover will need to be removed to diagnose and repair this. On an over-the-range model, only the control panel needs to be removed.

Please unplug the oven first.

If you or someone you know wants to look into this, we have critical safety, disassembly, and troubleshooting info at our site, and our link is at our listing here on FixYa:

Once it is apart, you'll be able to see how the door open button would press against the door open lever, which would then lift up against the door latch heads (hook-like projections on the door) and the door should open.

If you reply back to this with your brand and model number, we can steer you toward a part source, and possibly toward exploded view diagrams, etc.

We're happy to help and we appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

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If the tape idea doesn't appeal to you (*grin*) it will need a new control panel frame. That normally comes with a new keypad, but I would need the model number to be sure.

It is probably going to be referred to as the control panel in the parts list and it should run about $50 plus shipping.

You can find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here:

Also, these units have mini-manuals hidden behind the control panel and they're very handy to use.

If you or a friend decide to work on it, we have *critical* safety, disassembly, and troubleshooting info at our site, which is linked at our listing here on FixYa:

Normally you would unplug the oven from the wall, remove the 2 or 3 screws holding the grille in place, remove the screw at the top of the control panel frame, then CAREFULLY lift up and out to remove it.

Then you can mark and/or photograph the wires to be sure they all get back in the same place. Then you can see how the circuit board would come out and then go into the new control panel frame.

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