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Underlights flicker while cooking.

The under lights flicker erratically as well as a buzzing noise while cooking. Doesn't happen every time, and it may only be one flicker. Sounds like a short circuit. Turn on the underlights and you still get the buzzing, but no flicker while cooking.

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  • k-morice Dec 15, 2008

    I have the exact same problem with the exact microwave.

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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.

If this continues, it can cause the lights and possibly the fan to go out and cause further damage to the control board.

At our Web site, you can get details of our service, plus we have a video available showing how to remove a typical over the range control panel assembly in under 5 minutes.

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 15, 2008

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