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Display panel slowly fades out, then comes back on.

Our microwave works great, but the display panel slowly goes out at different times. I noticed that if you slam the door, the display comes back. Is this due to the Smartboard?!?!? Thanks, Normy

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This is due to a bad connection which is interrupting power to the control panel. It may be a loose wiring connection prior to the control panel, a failing door switch, or a problem on the control panel. We repair the control panels for $32.50 nationwide. If you or a friend decide to check the wiring, the unit has a technical sheet inside which contains a wiring diagram similar to the one I linked here: http://207.234.2493.73/mwd/JVM1331W_wiring.jpg Also, you can find an exploded view and parts list by entering your model number in the repair parts section here: http://www.geappliances.com/shop/prts/

Posted on Dec 17, 2006

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    William Miller Dec 17, 2006

    CORRECTION:
    http://207.234.249.73/mwd/JVM1331W_wirin...

  • William Miller
    William Miller Dec 17, 2006

    To be more specific, in most ovens, this problem is most likely to be a loose connection at the wall socket, the thermal cutouts or thermostats, the fuse holder, or at or on the control panel circuit board.

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