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GE microwave JVM1631BJ01 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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  • johnvanson Dec 23, 2008

    William, Thanks for your immediate response and for taking the time to talk with me on the phone. I do believe this will take care of my problem and look forward to working with you to get it done!

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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, 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.

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.

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 22, 2008

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