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How To Reset Panasonic Microwave

You are ready to begin the long-awaited movie. You put your popcorn in the microwave only to realize you don’t hear the kernels popping. Your Panasonic microwave is not working. Can you reset a Panasonic microwave?

You can reset a Panasonic microwave by unplugging the microwave for 5 minutes. You can also press and hold the ‘Off/Clear’ button for 3 seconds. This will soft reset the microwave and will also clear out any locked controls.

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When it comes to resetting our appliances, we don’t include the microwave in that list. But the microwave can be reset and, oftentimes, simply resetting the microwave will resolve a host of issues.

In this article, you will learn how to reset your Panasonic microwave. You will also see ways to troubleshoot error messages your microwave is giving you. The steps outlined in this article are simple and easy to follow.

If your Panasonic microwave is not working at all, the first step is to make sure the outlet the microwave is plugged into is receiving power. Unplug the microwave from the outlet. Plug in a smaller appliance to see if the appliance turns on.

Wall outlets that are GFCI outlets (ground fault circuit interrupters) need to be reset. Make sure this tab is pressed before testing. If there is no power at all, this outlet could be defective.

Is There A Reset Button On A Panasonic Microwave?

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You want to reset your Panasonic microwave but you are not sure how to do that. Is there a reset button on a Panasonic microwave?

There is a reset button on a Panasonic microwave. Open the microwave door. Inside the door, on the upper right-hand side, locate three small holes. Use a paperclip to press the hole labeled ‘Reset’. Hold the button for 5 seconds.

After the microwave has been reset, let the microwave rest for at least 60 seconds before testing. This will allow the microwave time to reset and refresh.

Depending on the model of Panasonic microwave you have, the microwave may have a manual reset button. The button is small and red and will be located on the underside of the microwave.

Press and hold the button for five seconds. Let the microwave rest for 60 seconds before trying to operate the microwave.

Resetting the microwave will return it to its original factory default settings. Any customizations or preferences you have programmed into the microwave will be erased. After you reset the microwave, you will need to reprogram those preferences again.

How To Factory Reset/Hard Reset Panasonic Microwave

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Your Panasonic microwave is not accepting new commands and is not showing the correct cooking time. How can you factory reset/hard reset a Panasonic microwave?

You can factory reset/hard reset a Panasonic microwave by unplugging the microwave for 5 minutes. This will drain any surge of electricity from within the microwave that is inhibiting it from accepting new commands. Plug the microwave back in and enter a new command.

Performing a factory reset of a Panasonic microwave will delete all saved settings. Once the microwave receives power, you will need to reset the date and time.

Some models of Panasonic microwaves will not accept new commands until this information has been entered. Press the ‘Clock’ button and enter the date and time. Don’t forget to set the correct AM/PM setting as well.

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Once you have the correct information entered, press the ‘Start’ button to save the information and start the clock. Try entering a new command to see if the issue has been resolved and the microwave has been reset.

How To Reset A Panasonic Microwave Demo Mode

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Your microwave display panel has the letter ‘D’ and it will not let you enter a new command. How do you reset a Panasonic microwave that is in demo mode?

You can reset a Panasonic microwave demo mode by pressing the ‘Micro Power’ pad once. Next, press the ‘Stop/Cancel’ button 4 times in a row. The display panel will say ‘Demo Mode Press Any Key’. Press the ‘Stop/Cancel’ button 4 times in a row.

Demo mode is a feature of Panasonic microwaves that allows the microwave to be ‘used’ in the store but without power. You can check out different features of the microwave, making sure it works, all without the microwave actually turning on and heating up.

This setting is great when it is sitting on a store shelf but not so great when you get it home and want to heat something up. The microwave will turn on but there is no power, no heat, being activated.

Different models of Panasonic microwaves may have different instructions for deactivating demo mode. For instance, the NN-DS596 model instructions state that you should press the ‘Timer’ button three times to deactivate demo mode.

Some models also require the clock to be reset in order for the microwave to be completed removed from demo mode. It is best to consult the User’s Manual for your specific model to clear out this error.

If you do not have the User’s Manual, you can do a quick Google search or even Panasonic.com for product information and technical support.

How To Reset Child Lock On Panasonic Microwave

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The Child Lock feature is a safety feature on Panasonic microwaves. But sometimes this feature is accidentally activated when certain buttons are pressed too many times. How can you reset the Child Lock on a Panasonic microwave?

You can reset the Child Lock on the Panasonic microwave by pressing either the ‘Start’ button three times in a row. If your Panasonic microwave has a ‘Function’ button, press this sequence of buttons instead of the ‘Start’ button: ‘Function’ > ‘5’ > ‘1’.

When the Child Lock feature is engaged, the microwave will not respond to any commands. The word ‘Lock’ should also be displayed in the control panel window.

In the event the microwave does not respond to the reset sequence, unplug the microwave from its power source for at least 10 seconds. This will allow the microwave memory to drain of electricity and be cleared.

Once the memory is cleared, the microwave will automatically default the Child Lock feature to ‘Off’. If the Child Lock feature remains engaged, you will need to contact a service technician.

How To Reset Panasonic Microwave Clock/Time

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Twice a year we have to adjust the clock on the microwave. It could be more if you often lose power. How do you reset a Panasonic microwave clock/time?

You can reset Panasonic microwave clock/time by pressing a sequence of buttons. Press the ‘Timer/Clock’ button two times in a row. After the microwave beeps, enter the correct time. Press the ‘Timer/Clock’ button to save the new time.

Thankfully the microwave can still be used even without the time being set. Panasonic microwaves will display a colon until the time has been set. Some models will conserve energy and the display will dim when the microwave is in standby mode.

How To Reset Panasonic Microwave Filter

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You see the letter ‘FILT’ displayed on the microwave control panel window. It’s time to change the filter but the display won’t change. How can you reset the Panasonic microwave filter?

You can reset the Panasonic microwave filter by pressing the ‘Setup Menu’ button until see ‘filter>press ‘start’. Turn on the vent fan to see if it stays on. Remove the filter from the microwave and clean in warm soapy water with a brush.

The filter reminder is more than an annoyance. It’s a safety feature. Our microwaves are often placed in areas that are affected by grease, dust, and other debris.

When the filter becomes clogged with grease and other debris, it becomes a serious fire hazard when it is not cleaned. Clean the filter at least once a week. It may be necessary to do this more often if the microwave is used often or is in an area that is heavily used, such as near the oven.

A nice feature of Panasonic microwaves is that you can set a reminder to clean the filter. You can program when you want the reminder to go off after a certain amount of cooking time.

Here is how you can set a reminder for cleaning the filter.

Step 1: Open the microwave door.

Step 2: With the door still open, simultaneously press and hold both the ‘Start’ button and the ‘7’ button together.

Step 3: In the control display window, the letter H, for Hours, will appear.

Step 4: Enter the number of cooking hours you want to be reminded to clean the filter.

Step 5: When the programmed amount of cooking hours has been reached, ‘FILT’ will appear in the control display window as your reminder.

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How To Do Panasonic Microwave Overheat Reset

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Your Panasonic microwave is overheating. The outside is hot to the touch. The microwave shuts off before the time is reached. How do you reset a Panasonic microwave that is overheating?

You can do Panasonic microwave overheat reset by unplugging the microwave from its power source. Let the microwave rest without power for at least 30 minutes. The microwave needs to drain all remaining electricity and cool down.

The appeal of microwaves is their ability to quickly heat foods. They can cook food much quicker than the conventional oven can. And they do not emit heat like a conventional oven, which is a huge plus if you live in a tiny house.

Microwaves are also much safer. Instead of a hot stove top or open flame, microwaves use energy waves to heat and cook food. There are several safety features built into the Panasonic microwave to help prevent it from overheating, or, worse, catching on fire.

Automatic Shut-Off

The automatic shut-off is a safety feature that is built into the microwave. When a high, preset temperature is reached, the microwave will shut down to prevent it from catching on fire.

Fan

Another safety feature of Panasonic microwaves is the fan. You can hear the fan running when the microwave is in use. The fan cools the microwave as it emits the energy waves to cook your food.

The fan is positioned to face the microwave motor. Its job is to keep the motor cool while the microwave is in use. If you do not hear the fan, or if it is not working properly, the microwave will quickly overheat.

Step 1: Disconnect the microwave from its power source.

Step 2: Remove the microwave cover, exposing the motor and fan.

Step 3: Inspect the fan for any obstructions or broken blades. The fan itself should move freely when the blades are spun.

Step 4: Identify the correct model and part number for the fan or fan motor that needs to be replaced.

Step 5: Once you have the correct replacement part, make note of the wires connected to the fan.

Step 6: Carefully disconnect the wires and screws.

Step 7: Remove the fan housing.

Step 8: Disconnect and discard the faulty fan motor.

Step 9: Carefully replace the motor.

Step 10: When returning the fan housing, make sure the fan is facing the correct direction and then reattach the wires and screws that hold the housing in place.

Step 11: Replace the microwave cover and then plug the microwave back in.

Overheating Food

We take for granted that our microwaves are not bulletproof. Moisture from heating water or food is contained within the microwave box. There is not a sensor that will detect the high level of moisture and shut off.

The microwave will continue heating the water or food until it is overheated, or worse. Fires are easily started inside microwaves because of this.

Closely monitor the microwave if it is being used back-to-back or for extended periods of time. Periodically feel the sides of the microwave to make sure it is not overheating.

How To Reset Fuse Of Panasonic Microwave

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Your Panasonic microwave appears to have no power but you know this is not the case. The outlet the microwave is plugged into is receiving power. Why is the microwave not working?

The microwave may have a blown fuse. When this happens, the microwave will appear to be dead. There will be no lights on the display and the microwave will not respond to any commands.

Unlike other components of the microwave, a fuse cannot be reset. A fuse is designed to be used only once. When the microwave is overheating, the fuse will blow so that the microwave immediately loses power and shuts off before it becomes a fire hazard.

While the fuse is a great feature of the microwave, the reason why the fuse blew in the first place needs to be investigated. It takes a tremendous amount of heat and usage for the fuse to blow.

You will need to have a qualified electrical engineer inspect the outlet to determine if the issue is an electrical issue or not. If the fault lies with the microwave, a Panasonic service technician should inspect the microwave or it should be replaced. In either case, the microwave presents a serious fire hazard.

If this is the first time you are hearing about a microwave having a fuse, you are not alone. But the following steps will walk you through how to safely replace a blown fuse so your Panasonic microwave can start working again.

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Step 1: Disconnect the microwave from its power source.

Step 2: Wait at least 30 minutes before disassembling the microwave. This will allow the microwave enough time to drain any remaining electricity.

Step 3: Locate the fuse. Depending on the model of Panasonic microwave you have, the fuse could be located in the back of the microwave, near the cord where it enters the microwave, or behind the display control panel.

Step 4: The fuse itself will look like a small cylinder that is housed in a small plastic base that has two wires connected to it. Remove the plastic base and disconnect the old fuse.

Step 5: Inspect the fuse for signs of burn marks or loose pieces. If either of these signs is present, the fuse must be replaced.

Step 6: Once the fuse is replaced, reconnect the fuse and the plastic casing.

Step 7: Reattach the connecting wires.

Step 8: Replace the cover or display panel on the microwave and plug it back in.

Replacing the fuse can be a little time-consuming, but if your Panasonic microwave is newer or less than five years old, it may be worth the time and effort to replace it. If you do not feel comfortable taking the microwave apart, a qualified Panasonic technician can easily and safely do the replacement for you.

Generally speaking, you cannot reset the fuse in a Panasonic microwave. The fuse is designed to be used one time only. After the fuse has blown, the fuse is no longer effective and must be replaced in order for the microwave to work.

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