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I have a ge xl 1800 and the vent stays on when the door is closed. plus the inside light is blown. what's going on please. thank you.

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  • nermal64 Jan 07, 2009

    I have the same problem with the vent running while door is closed, but my light works. Bought new, but with no manual (floor display?) Tried, but can't download manual from web site.

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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.

You can download GE owner's manuals and installation instructions free here.

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 Jan 09, 2009

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