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My microwave magic chef mco160uw just keeps turning on by itself. The microwave is only about 5 months old

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  • callir Dec 30, 2008

    I am having this problem, but mine is just barely over 1 year old and nobody wants to help! GRRRR!

    Any ideas what I am looking at to fix this?


  • Anonymous Jan 14, 2016

    These over the range microwaves the fan will come on automatically if your stove top is in use and causes the microwave to become hot from the heat coming from the stove eyes. It will turn off when it gets cool. You can not turn it off manually when it's hot.

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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 it still fails, you have a failed keypad.

This can be dangerous, and you should keep it attended to when in use (as with any microwave) and unplugged when not in use.

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

For more help from Magic Chef / Ewave see here or their contact page.

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