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WHIRLPOOL GOLD OVER COUNTER MODEL??

I HAVE TO PUSH LCD PANEL TO GET IT TO WORK. SOMETIMES I CAN RELEASE PRESSURE AND IT STAYS ENGAGED. I THINK IT'S A SHORT BUT I CAN'T ISOLATE IT.I LOOKED FOR COLD SOLDER JOINTS, BUT REALLY DIDN'T SEE ANYTHING.ANY SUGGESTIONS?THANKS

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Please be very careful. I do not recommend pushing it, since it has glass components.

We regularly repair these control units for customers nationwide by mail for $39.95 postpaid in about a week with a one-year guarantee.

At our site, we have a video showing how to remove a typical over the range control panel assembly in under 5 minutes.

Feel free to contact me directly (and please remind me of your model number) for more information & help.

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