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JALONDA DAVIS Posted on Apr 04, 2007
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MY MICROWAVE WILL NOT DO ANYTHING

My microwave has the code A-1 in the display and sometimes when it feels like it, it'll beep and go to A-2 and A-3 and back again. I can't do anything with it. The keypad won't accept anything and I've plugged and unplugged and even tried differnt outlets and still the same problem. Is it time for a new microwave?

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I couldn't find those exact trouble codes, but a common problem is when the controller gets damp, either from steam rising from the cooktop or someone spraying cleaner directly on the keypad. Cleaners should always be sprayed on a soft cloth, then wipe the keypad with the cloth. Also, GE / Samsung codes of F1, F2 and F3 may be the same since Samsung makes GE microwaves. Those would mean trouble with the temperature sensor, keypad, or control panel. Assuming your control panel is clean and dry, it may be time to call for service.

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No the microwave can be repaired the microchip is not responding to the input command therefore it has to be replaced call a tech to do repairs good luck.

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I have this Samsung MW 1080 STA for four some years, and lately showed the code A-1 in the display out of nowhere, in the middle of night, or during the day without anybody touching or using it. It'll beep twice, then, go to A-2 and A-3, and back again. When you cancel, it will disappear, but it will come back right away in 2 to 3 seconds. It becomes a headache because I had to unplug it after each use. Any ideas, please?

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Otherwise, we will replace the keypad for you for $39.95 plus part cost.

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