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My icrowave won't start. All the controls on the menu see to

Customer Question

John, my icrowave won't start. All the controls on the menu see to work but not the "start" button
JA: What's the make/model of your device? How old is it?
Customer: It's a Panasonic builtin, installed approx. 1988 - 1999 - can't locate a model number. It is surrounded by a fitting kit.
JA: How long has this been going on? What troubleshooting have you tried?
Customer: Going on twice now in two days I've gone through an entire and shutddown/canel and re-start many, many times This time it just won't re-boot
JA: Anything else you want the electronics expert to know before I connect you?
Customer: No thanks. Just want to get it working.
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Kelly replied 11 months ago.

Thanks for counting on us to help with your appliance problem. My name is ***** ***** I look forward to helping you!

Expert:  Kelly replied 11 months ago.

Does the start button beep at all when pressed or just not responsive at all?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
No, does not respond at all
Expert:  Kelly replied 11 months ago.

Okay, unplug the microwave, let's try something. Turn off the power to the appliance. Use a hair dryer to heat the panel up until very warm while rubbing firmly over each of the buttons. Often times, this will restore operation. Be sure to get the panel very warm but not hot enough to damage the plastic. Any change?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Be right back. Go to go to another room
Expert:  Kelly replied 11 months ago.

Oh, sure, thank you.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
sorry - looking for extension cord for hair dryer, mine won't reach
Expert:  Kelly replied 11 months ago.

That is just fine, please, do not worry! There is no time limit at all and certainly no hurry. Take your time! :-)