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Hi,

1. Could you please let me know which verb tenses below are natural?
2. If two or more are possible, how are they different in meaning?
3. Please correct any grammar errors or please improve my writing, if needed. Thanks.

I have an E4EU NOBO panel heater. I was wondering if you could help me with my problem with its TIMER, which seems to suddenly stop working, that I can't make the heater work.

The display is somewhat frozen. I pressed the reset button, and then the display (showed / shows / is showing / was showing) "0:00" on AUTO OFF mode. I tried pressing the TIME button and even tried holding it down for a few seconds, but it didn't make the two dots flashing so that I (can / could) make the OVERRIDE button work to switch on the heater. I had already allowed 24 hours for the battery to fully charge, making sure that the power was switched ON, but this didn't help (too / either).

By the way, the PROGRAM button (works / is working), but I can't go back to TIME mode by pressing the TIME button.
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This is very well written, actually, but I'll help you with a few details. In a couple of cases, the choices didn't really matter, but I chose them for you. Nice job.

I have an E4EU NOBO panel heater. I was wondering if you could help me with the problem I'm having with its TIMER, which seems to have suddenly stopped working, such that I can't make the heater run.

The display seems to be frozen. I pressed the reset button, and then the display showed "0:00" on the AUTO OFF mode. I tried pressing the TIME button and even tried holding it down for a few seconds, but it didn't make the two dots flash so that I could make the OVERRIDE button work to switch the heater on. I had already allowed 24 hours for the battery to fully charge, making sure that the power was ON, but this didn't help, either.

By the way, the PROGRAM button works, but I can't go back to the TIME mode by pressing the TIME button.
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EnglishmavenThis is very well written, actually, but I'll help you with a few details. In a couple of cases, the choices didn't really matter, but I chose them for you. Nice job.
Thank you very much, Englishmaven, for your assistance. It was kind of you. Your version will be the one I'm going to use. Just some questions below about grammar and meanings:
Englishmavenwhich seems to have suddenly stopped working,
Would you say "...to suddenly stop working..." is incorrect here?
How are they different in meaning?
EnglishmavenI pressed the reset button, and then the display showed "0:00" on the AUTO OFF mode.
Is it also possible to use "shows" supposing it is still showing "0:00" at present?
Or should I say "...and now the display shows..."?
Englishmaven it didn't make the two dots flash so that I could make the OVERRIDE button work
Is it also possible to use 'can' above to mean I still can't make the button work at present?
EnglishmavenBy the way, the PROGRAM button works
Is it also possible to say "is working" here?
How is it different in meaning from "works" above?

Please bear with me if I have so many questions. Thanks. Emotion: smile
Hi. I saw your note to me. I went back and put in more information on the choices. Let me know if you need more help. Bye
Anonymous yesterday 10:02 am [More info]
Hi,

1. Could you please let me know which verb tenses below are natural?
2. If two or more are possible, how are they different in meaning?
3. Please correct any grammar errors or please improve my writing, if needed. Thanks.

I have an E4EU NOBO panel heater. I was wondering if you could help me with my problem with its TIMER, which seems to suddenly stop working, that I can't make the heater work.
The display is somewhat frozen. I pressed the reset button, and then the display (showed / shows / is showing / was showing) YOU WOULD HAVE TO USE "SHOWED" OR "WAS SHOWING" HERE BECAUSE YOU ALREADY PRESSED THE BUTTON IN THE PAST. I PREFER "SHOWED" BECAUSE IT BECAME A SOMEWHAT PERMANENT CONDITION IN THE PAST, BUT EITHER IS REALLY FINE."0:00" on AUTO OFF mode. I tried pressing the TIME button and even tried holding it down for a few seconds, but it didn't make the two dots flashing so that I (can / could) YOU ARE IN THE PAST, SO YOU HAVE TO USE "COULD." "CAN" IS WRONG HERE. make the OVERRIDE button work to switch on the heater. I had already allowed 24 hours for the battery to fully charge, making sure that the power was switched ON, but this didn't help (too / either) YOU HAVE TO USE "EITHER" WITH THE NEGATIVE "DIDN'T.".
By the way, the PROGRAM button (works / is working) BOTH ARE FINE HERE AND DON'T REALLY CHANGE THE MEANING IF YOU CHOOSE ONE OR THE OTHER., but I can't go back to TIME mode by pressing the TIME button.
Thank you very much, Englishmaven, for your comments. I really appreciate it.
You've explained this clearly that I now understand. Just a few more follow-up questions below, if you woudn't mind. Thanks. Emotion: smile
Englishmavenwhich seems to have suddenly stopped working,
Would you say "...to suddenly stop working..." is incorrect here?
How are they different in meaning?
EnglishmavenI pressed the reset button, and then the display showed "0:00" on the AUTO OFF mode.
Is it also possible to use "shows" supposing it is still showing "0:00" at present?
Or should I say "...and now the display shows..."?
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