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Microwave oven turns on by itself and powers off

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  • designer4god Aug 18, 2008

    It happened three consecutive times in a row while I was standing in front of it. I was using the stove at the time. The microwave is above the stove. I don't know the model number because it is in the wall of the apartment I rent. I know it is brand new because it was put in when I moved here in March 08. I don't know the function that it used when it turned on but it seemed to be the same one. Just the time is displayed and the seconds start counting down. There is no error code at all that is displayed. It was a one time event because now I unplug it when I leave the apartment since I don't want it to run by itself while I am not there to cancel it or shut it off. (I don't want a fire!)

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    William Miller May 11, 2010

    This is most likely a bad keypad or it needs a reset.

    When does it happen? How often?

    When it happens, is it always the same function that comes on?

    Is there any fault or error code in the display when it happens?

    What is the model number?


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It sounds like the keypad is shorting.

Glad you unplug it, since it can be very dangerous.

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.

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Or refer your landlord to this info.

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