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Intenal Fuses for Lights

One of the over stove lights on my GE spacesaver microwave blew and it seems to have taken an internal fuse (I hope) with it. Are there internal fuses and how do I get to them? Do I have to remove the oven and disassemble?

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In some cases, it may be the fuse, which is usually located behind the grille or on the floor of the oven behind the control panel or between the door switches.

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.

There should be a "mini-manual" (tech sheet) hidden inside the unit behind the control panel or hidden on the left side behind the grille, which is very helpful when troubleshooting, testing, and locating components.

You can usually find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here.

In some cases, a light failure where a bulb shorts can damage the control board itself.

If the problem is on the control panel, we regularly repair these for customers nationwide by mail for $39.95 postpaid in about a week.

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.

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

Posted on Dec 13, 2008

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