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Microvave control panel is locked and only shows 888. How to I unlock the control panel. I have tried plugging and unplugging it.

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Hi and welcome to FixYa, I am Kelly
I really wish you had provided a make and model number but.. here goes without a model number.

888 is what happens when you lose power on many microwaves. You simply push stop / cancel then you have to set the time by pushing CLOCK enter current time and CLOCK again. You should be able to use your microwave normally after doing this.

If this does not correct your 888 problem please respond with a make and model number so I can look up your model.

Thanks for choosing FixYa and Happy New Year,

Posted on Jan 01, 2011


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