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JVM1320WB001 1000W Bulbs and Fan on Under side will not work. Oven works fine otherwise. Pressing control - keypad for light and fan, no response......20A fuse checks out okay.....only things left are the Varistor and Smart Board itself. What else could it be?

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  • mark223 Jun 22, 2008

    Had a power outage for only a few moments and when the power was restored the fan on the microwave (Whirlpool MH2175XS) came on. Could not shut it off until I unplugged it from the wall. I plugged it back in and the fan no longer works. Every other aspect of the Microwave is fine except for the fan.


    Any ideas?


    Thanks

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I agree with Microwave Svc above. Problem is board blown by changing bulb while unit plugged in. I fixed mine myself in about 30 minutes with a soldering iron and a piece of wire-extremely easy fix.

Posted on Oct 02, 2008

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The problem is damage to the control circuit board. This damage is usually caused by removing or installing light bulbs without disconnecting the oven from the power line first. We regularly repair these GE / Samsung smart boards for this problem for customers from across the country for $32.50. We have an important file called "safety.txt" which you can find by doing a search for "microwave safety.txt" on Yahoo.com. It's important information to consider before proceeding. When the varistor fails, it will be shorted. That will cause the whole oven to be "dead". It's almost certainly fine.

Posted on Nov 02, 2006

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