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I have a Thermodore double oven and the display brightness is very weak. What if anything can I do? Thanks, Darell West darell@westronassociates.com

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Hi,

Dim display is a function of the drive voltages to it. A transformer creates these - and the DC voltage is stabalized by capacitors. The capacitors are only rated to 105 C - which means over time the heat will reduce the capacitors capacitance...lowering the drive voltage and diming the display.

Turn off the power - remove the keyboard panel and metal plate it attaches to. Remove the board attached to the metal plate (not the keyboard/board). Replace 3 capacitors (2 x 470 uf 35V, and one 68 uf 35v....highest temp you can get is 125 C.

Display works like a charm...for $10 in parts from radio shack... best is WHEN the display gets dim...its a straightforward fix.

Here are the pics of the parts that come with the kit.
http://www.appliancepartspros.com/pa...am_ id=194156

I'm guessing that the capacitors are on the top board (which is the actually display unit). Is there a tool that I should buy to test the capacitors to find those that have gone bad?

Thank You

Posted on May 15, 2009

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