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Hotpoint Model #RVM1425WA004

The microwave is working fine, but the lighted control panel is extremely faint, almost appearing to be off. Looking to find out how hard this is to repair(probably something that must be done by an appliance repair person?) and any ideas as to what part might be the problem.

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This uses a vacuum fluorescent display. Over time, they degrade in brightness until they're unreadable. GE does not make just that part available, so the whole "smart board" would have to be replaced. It's not too hard for a do-it-yourselfer but certain important safety rules must be followed, such as in "safety.txt" and "disassembly.txt" available at my Web site. You can order the smart board from Appliance Parts Pros for $149.16 at

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