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My keypad is nonresponsive. I unplugged the unit once, and was able to reset it and it worked for one heating. 2 hours later the keypad is now unresponsive again. Upon unplugging/replugging it again shows reset, but the keypad is again unresponsive. Help?

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The membrane keypad has failed.

On some models, you can replace the membrane keypad. I have uploaded a handy guide with pictures showing you what's typically involved.

On other models, the keypad is only available as part of the whole control panel frame. It's easier, but a little more expensive.

You may choose to do either yourself, or have it done for you.

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

Let us know here if you need further free help.

We're happy to help you with free advice and we'd appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

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