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GE XL1800 Suface light

The suface light was on. I closed the door and saw a flash. Both bulbs burnt out. I replaced the bulbs. It now has surface light, but only one level. It has a nightlight (lower level), but it's not working now. I can hear a click inside the microwave when I change the level with the button but the light level stays the same.

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Re: GE XL1800 Suface light

This is a problem with the control panel assembly, which we repair nationwide for $39.95. Details are at our site, which is linked at our listing here on FixYa:

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