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Cooktop Light / Night light

These two lights have quit working. I pushed the light button on the key pad and heard a pop like the bulb blew and now neither light works. Everything else works fine, the light indicator on the key pad even responds as though everything is working. I removed the bottom cover and unplugged the connector leading to the bulb sockets and then used a 2 prong voltage tester and had no voltage in the socket harness. Everything else is working fine.

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  • jread65 Nov 16, 2008

    I have the same exact same problem issue. Saw another post here with no model number indicating the problem was the control panel that cost $40 but did not specify which board.

  • psbguy Nov 16, 2008

    I have the exact same problem, but with a JVM1630. The bulbs that were in it when I moved here died, so I bought replacements and installed them, no problem. Later that night, there was a POP! sound, and no light. One of the bulbs had popped, so I assumed it was faulty and bought more replacements, but no bullbs work now. The panel indicates everything is fine. Such a PITA!

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It is the control panel. You can actually just replace the circuit board on the control panel and it should fix this.

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