Over the range microwave malfunction

Old 07-31-23, 06:49 PM
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Over the range microwave malfunction

The over the range microwave keypad locks every few months. I know it is from excessive oil that we use in cooking.
when it stops, I take out the top cover, the keypad assembly and blast some compressed air shots . I do not take off the entire keypad assembly since there are a bunch of cables connected.

1) is it the right way to clean ( without removing the keypad assembly)

2) how do we minimize oil in it. I must say , that the range hood filter is very old ( 10+ years). I periodically clean it soaking on soap water , but I think time to change. Will changing it add life to the micro ?
Old 08-01-23, 05:47 AM
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You could try sealing the holes and gaps along the bottom of the microwave to keep dirt & oil out. Maybe try white electrical tape over the seams & holes as a test to see if it helps.
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See where the debris is getting into the unit like the other guy said. Is it possible that the filter is getting overwhelmed?
Old 08-29-23, 05:39 PM
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I doubt it's from oil. More likely steam.... condensation.
Blowing air in probably dries the condensation but doesn't clean anything.

Have you checked for any problems/recall on that unit ?
You could post the model number for me.
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