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GE JVM1651 Microwave

I changed the hood bulb on this model, and I did not unplug the microwave. This caused me to trip a circuit breaker. Upon putting a new light bulb in, I noticed that the light doesn't work. The microwave works fine except for the hood lights and the vent fan now doesn't work. Any ideas? It seems there must be some common part that these two components share that got burnt out.

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  • jadugan Nov 02, 2008

    I have the same problem. My husband changed the light bulb and did not unplug the microwave. Now the stove light and fan dosen't work. Everything else works fine. My microwave model is JVM1660.

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2014

    I have a rvm1426ba hotpoint microwave that the range lights and the hood fan do not work. Ideas?

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The control circuit board needs to be removed and repaired. We routinely repair these from customers nationwide for $32.50. It sure beats the cost of a new board!

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