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The front top cover over the face of the R-1611 is broken

The front top cover over the face of the unit is broken

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The service manuals you'll need to refer to are here and here.

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There is a YouTube video here showing how to remove a typical over the range control panel assembly in under 5 minutes.

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Posted on Jan 10, 2013

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