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Gaggenau em201 The screen has gone dim where you can hardly see the time. There doesn't seem to be a dimmer control. What is the issue.

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The control panel of my sharp grill 2 convection microwave oven is very dim

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Hi. The service manual is here - perhaps your solution is here too:

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Display on control panel is dim and hard to read.

If it's an LCD or LED display, it' may not be getting an adequate voltage from its driver I. C.. If fluorescent, it could be failing itself, or not be driven properly as well.

Based on other posts on this site,
The going rate for repair of these circuit boards seems to be about $39.

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The display is too dim to read. what can I do?

Depends if it was dim when new then not a lot you can do
if it has gone dim , you have 2 options
1 unplug it and put plug in front of oven door,then remove all cabinet screws.locate the display control printed circuit (under display)take photo of wiring with phone to aid reassembly ,unplug and remove printed circuit board screws and board,clean display screen and window ,if was clear then either obtain replacement panel or take panel into radio or electronic repair shop and have them check and replace any poor electrolytic capacitors, this usually cures older ovens ,but if 6 0r 7 years old displays themselves dim and need if good at soldering just note these capacitor values uf and voltage and obtain at maplin and replace all observing polarity when fitting

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Problem - Ghost in my microwave keypad? KHMS2056SBL scrolling screen at will

I am glad to hear someone else is having the same issue we are. We've been dealing with this for about a year. We've called Kitchenaid numerous times and they say they seem shocked as if no one else has this issue. Thanks to all who suggested how to fix this and we'll give it a try.

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The control display on my microwave is very dim. Is there any way to make it brighter?

If you had mentioned your full model number, we could have looked whether the VFD is available as a separate part in case your model has a VFD display, or whether the whole control board would have to be replaced.

If your model has an LCD type display, it may be weak LEDs or other failing components in the display backlight circuit.

We regularly repair microwave displays for $39.95 nationwide.

It's pretty rare for a microwave to have a display brightness feature.

Let us know if we can help you further.

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Are you able to get a VFD separately for Maytag MMV4205BAW to repair dim display panel without doing the entire panel?

The VFD (vacuum fluorescent display) tube is not available as a separate part for this model, so you would have to order a new control circuit board.

For model MMV4205BAW, the board's Amana part number W10127098 and it runs a hefty $232.30.

if you order the board by the original Samsung part number, you can probably get it a for a lot less.

Here is a photo of a similar board which is marked to show you where to find the full part number.


You can find links to helpful exploded view diagrams and part ordering help here.

At our Web site, we have a video available showing how to remove a typical over the range control panel assembly in under 5 minutes.

Once the controller is out, you disconnect the keypad, then take out your old board and put in the new one.


Some connectors may have a lock.

We're happy to help you with free advice and we'd appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

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My screen went blank and i have to power? is it possibly a fuse or is my mic done


Thanks for using FixYa. If it is the screen that has gone bad it can be due to the fuse that has gone bad and/or the control panel that needs to be checked. Please do rate the solution if the issue is resolved else post a comment for further assistance.


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R-1751 display issue and the work light is on always

We regularly repair these control units for customers nationwide by mail for $39.95 postpaid in about a week.

At our site, we now have a video available showing how to remove a typical over the range control panel assembly in under 5 minutes.

Feel free to contact me directly for more information & help.

We're happy to help you with free advice and we'd appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

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