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Kenmore Microwave Model 721.67601790 lights don't work!

The two light bulbs on the bottom side (underneath) of my 900 watt microwave will not work. The bulbs are fine.....but they will not light up. The fan works, the light inside works, the turntable works,everything about the microwave works EXCEPT these two bulbs. This is crazy.

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This seems to be happening to this model a lot!

We see (and repair) this a lot. The problem is on the control panel, whichwe regularly repair nationwide by mail for $39.95 postpaid in about a week.

Atour site, we have a video available showing how to remove a typicalover the range control panel assembly in under 5 minutes.

This light failure often occurs when a bulb goes out and the filamentshorts, or when the bulbs are removed or installed without firstunplugging the oven from the power line. Either can cause such afailure on the controller.

This can often also affect the exhaust fan operation, too. The lights and fan can be inoperable or stuck on too.

Details of our service and critical safety information and disassembly information is at our site, and our link is at our listing here on FixYa.

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

We're happy to help you with free advice and we'd appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

William E. Miller
prototech@usa.net
http://www.microwavedisplay.com


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