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Have a GE Profile Microwave Model # PVM1790SR1SS and the control board is bad. I have the control panel out but after taking all the screws from the board it seems to be stuck where the Knob goes thro

Do I just pull on it . Don't want to break it. All the wires have been removed

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SOURCE: GE Microwave JVM3660SD001 Control Panel Removal Procedure

Remove the grill, should be screws on the top of the unit. There should be one screw behind the grill at the top of the control panel. Remove it and pop the control panel up to remove it. Make sure the mw is unplugged first. Then you can remove the board.

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SOURCE: GE Microwave Keypad or Control Panel

If some pads on the keypad are not working, then you have a failed keypad.

If you (or someone you know) might want to replace it yourself, I have uploaded a handy guide with pictures showing you what's typically involved.

You can usually find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here.

There should also be a "mini-manual" hidden inside the unit behind the control panel or hidden on the left side behind the grille, which is very helpful when troubleshooting & testing.

If you would like to have us do this for you, we do that for $39.95 plus part costs.

On this model, the cover will have to come off to replace the light bulb. If it's mounted in the wall, it will have to come down.

The installation instructions are nice to have in this case. You can download GE owner's manuals and installation instructions here.

I have attached a drawing to show where the bulb is on this model. It is located on the right side of the oven next to the wall of the cooking cavity.

The bulbs are available in local grocery stores, hardware stores, and stores like Wal-Mart and Lowe's.

Please feel free to contact me directly if you need more help.

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

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(You will need to enter your full model number from the tag in or on the unit, such as HVM1540WW001, etc.)

If you have other trouble, and it is the control board ("smart board") that is at fault, you can buy a new one here or you can get it repaired here for only $39.95 in most cases.

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