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How do you remove the child lock on a microwave?

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Child locks on microwaves act as a safety feature to prevent children from getting harmed or from causing other possible damage. The child safety lock does not lock access to the microwave; it simply prevents the microwave from being operated. To remove the child lock press the Stop button three times.

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  1. Plug the microwave into the outlet

    If your microwave is not already plugged into a wall outlet, you must do so in order to remove the child lock. Safely place the plug to the power cord into the electric outlet until it is secure.

  2. Press the Stop button

    Locate the microwave control panel, and find the button that says Stop or Clear. To remove the child lock, press the Stop button three consecutive times. The time of day appears on the display panel if this process worked successfully. You are now able to fully operate the microwave.

  3. Lock the microwave

    If you wish to re-lock the microwave, perform a similar procedure. Instead of pressing the Stop button you need to press the Start button. Press the Start button three consecutive times to lock the microwave. This enables the child lock once again and prevents the microwave from being operated.

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