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Unit makes a loud buzzing sound whenever the unit has power.

Whenever unit is plugged in (even when not cooking):
1. Loud constant buzz that changes pitch if surface light toggled
2. Display says press clock. Resetting clock stops buzz for a few seconds, then buzz returns
3. Internal fan is running and cooking compartment light is on
4. Turntable no longer turns even though turntable is set to run via the control panel.
5. Unit will still cook despite these symptoms

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  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2014

    Unit was in storage for 3 years. At 1st it would buzz when the door was open. Now the buzzing has stopped but the unit never shuts off even though the timer has ended. Had to unplug it to stop it from cooking. As soon as it is plugged back in it starts right back to cooking with out pushing any buttons.

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

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

This light failure often occurs when a bulb goes out and the filament shorts, or when the bulbs are removed or installed without first unplugging the oven from the power line. Either can cause such a failure 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 full 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.

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Posted on Nov 24, 2008

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