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Possessed Microwave I have a Emerson mw8115ss 1.1 Cu Ft Microwave oven and it recently started having a mind of it's own or is possessed. It is starting a countdown timer for defrosting i think without anyone telling it to. It just does it randomly and cannot get it to stop unless I unplug it and then leave it off for a few hours to a few days and when I plug it back in it does the same thing all over again. Can someone tell me what I need to do without having to take it to a repair shop and get charged and arm and leg for something I can more than likely do at home. The power was interrupted for a few hours the day before it started doing this due to some one wanted to hit the pole with the transformer on it to see how big a dent it would cause. lol Please Help!!!! Kenny

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How old is it , if the control panel its going crazy .could'be somethig very simple , tell me the pad panel its plastic or glass, if its plastic its the kind that we can call membrane. this part can be contaminated an send wrong pulses to the controler . if not is the controler itself. unpluged the microwave and open it and check if youcan see dirty .grease bugs, etc. unplug the mebrane clean the contacs with alchohol and q-tips . let me know if works , is no worth it to replace parts on it because the membrane or the cotroler can cost 30 to 90 plus shipping

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