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Our Samsung microwave is showing SE error. Our cleaning lady

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HI. Our Samsung microwave is showing SE error. Our cleaning lady was here yesterday & may have pressed something.
JA: Can you guesstimate how old your Samsung is? And just to clarify, what's the exact model?
Customer: We tried unplugging several times.
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: Help. About 5 years old. Thanks
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: Would like to yes. No repair people will come if not purchased at their store.
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Joel Swenson replied 11 months ago.

Hello, I'm Joel and will be glad to help you today.

That error is given when the software in the board detects a key on the keypad that has been pressed for longer than 60 seconds. Try unplugging or killing power to the unit at the breaker for 5 minutes restore power and if the error comes back you will need to replace the keypad because it has a stuck/shorted key. This is a very common issue with the samsung units. If the error returns be sure to kill power to the unit because it has allegedly caused house fires.

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