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My Samsung SMH7187 Microwave oven display reads "SE". How do I fix it?

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"SE" means you have a shorted membrane keypad.

Actually the best overall solution to this problem is usually to order a new controller assembly (control box) and install it yourself. It's pretty simple.

We have a similar service manual and have uploaded it to our site here to help you.

Your part numbers may be different, so you can find helpful exploded views by entering your actual full model number at the Sears Parts Direct Web site here.

At our Web site , we have a video available showing how to remove a typical over the range control panel assembly in under 5 minutes.

Some connectors on the relays may have a lock:

My Samsung SMH7187 Microwave oven - positivelock.jpg
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Posted on Jan 08, 2011

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SE is an error code for a shorted keypad, although the keypad might not really be shorted.

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If and when an oven is coming on or doing anything by itself, this is very dangerous and can result in a fire.So until it is repaired, please leave it unplugged or leave the door open when it's not in use, and please do not leave it running unattended.




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With your model number I can detail your options.

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Samsung Microwave Oven shows -SE- on the display. Why?


-SE- error means you have a shorting membrane keypad.

Since it's less than one year old, it would be fully covered under warranty. I'd suggest contacting the manufacturer to get it fixed free.

You can find your nearest Samsung-authorized service center here or call Samsung's Service Division at 800-932-3837.

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