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GE MIcrowave model JVM1631BJ01 hood lights won't work

While replacing hood light bulb, bulb broke shorting something out (sparks flew). finally got bulbs replaced but light stayed on (couldn't turn it off) for months. Lights went out (still couldn't turn on) so figured bulbs had burned out again. Replaced bulbs and it worked (could turn it off and on) for about a week. then lights went out and haven't been able to turn them on since. Trying to figure out what part controls/fixes this problem

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The part that controls that is goes through your control panel on your microwave. For the lights to come on to start with the door being closed switches have to be working right and when you press start the lights come one. When the microwave is through cooking and you open then close the door then the lights should go out. The logic IC on the control panel board that detects all these events is not being reset correctly. Unless you get a microwave tech to track down the component on the control panel circuit board it is not something that you could do on your own since it takes voltage and signal checks with the proper equipment and then some soldering and desoldering of the defective component(s). Good luck and God bless.

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