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Surface lights are not turning off and stay on Bright. Any thoughts on how to fix this?

Surface lights willl not turn off or dim. They are stuck on bright.

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  • Run_away_llo Apr 22, 2009

    actually if you do a quick cycle through bright dim and off 3 times it reprograms it. found it out playing with it

  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2014

    surface light will not turn OFF. It stays on.

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Unfortunately they are controlled by the circuit board and it is not repairable. The board will have to be replaced.Depending on age of unit you should call manufacturer and see what they say < might repair free>

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