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1800 XL JVM1860BD - won't work

Symptoms; Open door and the light come on (flickers) and buzzing/humming sound occurs, shut door and light stays on with buzz/hum for 1-2 minutes then goes off; Press vent fans/surface light button and the fans/lights come on with buzz/hum. Vent fans work but the grill cover does not flip open. There is sometimes a delay in lights/fan turning off. Press express cook 1:00 or add 30 seconds and desplays shows PAUSED with buzz/hum. Continue start button does not respond; Cancel button does shut it off. I have replaced the latch body and all three door switches but symptoms still the same. Any advice?

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It sounds like your controller may be failing. Or it could be an electrical line problem. Any other electrical itmes giving you trouble? Has anyone measured the voltage level of your power line? It should be around 110-125 volts AC. If it's significantly lower or higher, you may have a bad connection in your breaker panel or in the wiring leading to the home.

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