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Re: Does not work
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It is going to be one of three things, the magnetron, " heart of the microwave oven " the inverter board, " if 7 years or less" and finally the keypad control board. In order to break this down, it will require testing to narrow the field. But what ever choice is made, the parts and labour are going to be the big factor when it comes to cost.
Usually, when your microwave oven doesn't work it all, the internal fuse (thermal fuse) is blown. This fuse protects both you and the oven. When it blows, you need to have a qualified appliance repair technician replace it.
many people have been electrocuted with an unplugged microwave due to the enormous residual charge inside.
you can now get a new microwave at walmart for fifty bucks..........why monkey with a ten year old unit.
It sounds like the keypad is worn out. The fact that you can get them to work sometimes by what direction you push on them, tells me that the contacts are not working correctly.
Did you have this problem prior to the fuse blowing or did it start after you replaced the fuse?
I don't believe the fuse blowing is related to the keypad problem. I also don't believe that you have a microprocessor problem because you say that the function buttons work but the number keys don't work right. If the microprocessor was faulty, it would not be able to read any of the keys.
The fact that the number keys are not working doesn't surprise me. When you go to cook something, you will press the number keys several times, while only pressing start or stop once. This is why your number keys have worn out first. These keys have a limited number of cycles (presses) and it sounds like its time for a new keypad.
Please let me know if I can be of further assistance to you.