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Won't Start I thought I was being helpful while home on maternity leave and replaced the lightbulb on the bottom of the micro which is mounted above our stove without unplugging and now it won't start. Checked circuit breaker. All good. My husband located fuse but when he put new one in if it was the right one(he picked it up at Walgreens said appliance on it) and still nothing. Help

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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.

Sometimes this will also affect other operation, 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
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http://www.microwavedisplay.com

Posted on Jan 30, 2009

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