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Display is extremely dim to where you almost can't read it anymore

I'm not sure what happened but just the other day the display was lit up and could be read. Last night I noticed that it seem too have lost its lustre. You can see it just enough to actually put in the time and hit start. The microwave is still functioning in terms of heating up food just fine, it's the display that seems to have run it's course. Thanks

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Re: Display is extremely dim to where you almost can't...

Take down the display and clean the contacts if that does not work replace it.good luck.

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