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Is the microwave touchpad covered under most warranties?

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Warranty terms for microwave manufacturers differ from company to company, though in most cases the touchpad is covered within the first one to three years of purchase. Some longer-term parts warranties may not cover the touchpad in subsequent years, however.

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Most microwave manufacturers warranty the entire device for one to three years after the initial purchase from defects in parts and labor. However, problems with a microwave's touchpad that occur from misuse or accidental damage may not be covered. In addition, extended limited warranties often only apply to certain parts of a microwave oven. For example, Maytag's extended 10-year warranty for microwaves only covers the driver motor and magnetron of an oven, as of 2015.

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