I have a Goldstar MV1526W Microwave Oven. We recently had a power outage and the oven displays ####### on the LED but the control panel is non-responsive. I've tried unplugging and waiting and plugging it back in. I've tried hitting varius buttons on the touch panel - nothing. I am renting and don't have any manual for this unit. Can anyone help???
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Re: Reset Microwave after a Power Outage
If its part of the house your renting, call the landlord as its most likly a control panel went bad, and in this unit, thats probably going to exceed the cost of the microwave oven. If its a rental oven, take it back.
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First, try unplugging the microwave for 2 to 5 minutes and then plugging it back in. Sometimes, a very brief power outage will be sensed by the control as an internal error and the control will lock itself out.
If it continues to blink and does not respond to key presses after this "hard reset", it is likely a portion of the control board could have been damaged from the power outage.
FYI ... the touch panel for this model is no longer available. I mention that because no response from any key press can also denote a shorted key pad.
No! there is no reset, the power surge has more than likely damaged the keypad controller, and on the back is a circuit board that has the microprocessor with additional components that controls the vital areas of the microwave oven. If that is gone, it is cheaper to replace than to repair.
Is the outlet ok? Can you plug somethng else into the outlet to see if the fuse or breaker controlling the outlet is ok? If there is power at the outlet, unplug the unit and remove the outside cover.
Look for a blown fuse on the motherboard. Replace it with the EXACT value of the original fuse. You can purchase a new fuse at Radio Shack or hardware store or auto parts store. Try powering up the unit again and see if it works now or whether the fuse blows again. If it blows again, the power supply may have been damaged. Was this a power outage or surge? Was anything else in your home affected?
Yes, the display should always be on when plugged in.
Check the internal fuse. Unplug it, unscrew and take off the cover, the
fuse should be easily found in the back by the power cord. It looks
like a regular fuse but is white instead of clear glass because
microwave fuses are special. You'll have to measure it with a meter as
a result and be sure to replace it with the same kind. (try finding
them at radio shack) Hopefully there isn't something more serious also.
Hope ya fix it!
Check the internal fuse. Unplug it, unscrew and take off the
cover, the fuse should be easily found in the back by the power
cord. I tlooks like a regular fuse but is white instead of clear
glass because microwave fuses are special. You'll have to measure
it with a meter as a result and be sure to replace it with the same
kind. (try finding them at radio shack) Hopefully there
isn't something more serious also.