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My microwave oven locked and when I press the clear/off for 3 seconds, it unlocks. After one minute it locks itself again. I can't get it to stay unlocked.

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  • William Miller
    William Miller Jan 02, 2011

    The first thing I would suggest is a hard reset. Unplug the unit for a minute or so. Then plug it back in, set the clock and try again.

    If that doesn't work, leave it unplugged for about 5 minutes.

    If you still have trouble, then the "Clear/Off" pad on your keypad is shorting.

    I would need your brand and full model number from the tag on the unit to give you more specific help in fixing it.

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The same thing that Locked it will Unlock it. It is a child proof feature. To unlock it:

  • hold the Clear/Off button down for 3 seconds, until it beeps and the screen will read "Unlocked"

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