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Lights under the microwave won't turn off

One of the bulbs under the microwave burnt out (actually blew off the base). We unplugged, and managed to remove the bulb socket. we replaced the bulbs, and plugged back in, but the lights will not turn off. Even though the display cycles through all the settings, the bulbs remain on. any thoughts?

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The problem is in the control board of the microwave. We repair these circuit boards nationwide for this problem for only $32.50. For more information you can do a search on Yahoo.com (not Google) for: microwave circuit repair It's a good idea to also send a copy of the technical note sheet from inside the oven when you send the assembly in for repair. This problem is caused when the bulbs are disconnected (or blow apart from) the sockets while the power is on. Power should always be disconnected before replacing bulbs, but sometimes they just fail on their own and short, causing them to "blow" like yours did. Also, be sure to avoid cheap bulbs, as we feel they have less chance of shorting and may hold up better.

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