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Roper mw under cabinet light

I have a roper under cabinet MW that mounts under a cabinet and over a cooktop. the cooktop(under cabinet) light burned out. when I changed the bulb, the old bulb and base seperated upon removal and the wires apparently shorted out when twisting the bulb in the loose base. when I put in the new bulb, the light would'nt work. I've checked the bulbs and even used a meter to see if there was voltage in the socket. No voltage. the 20 amp fuse mounted in the unit checks ok and everything else works fine. Is the control board bad ,is there a particular component on the board that will cause this ?

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Re: roper mw under cabinet light

This may have already been dealt with, but others can benefit from an accurate, thoughtful reply to this problem.

We see this a lot. The problem is on the control panel, which we regularly repair nationwide for $39.95 postpaid.

This light failure often occurs when a bulb goes out and the filament shorts, or when the bulbs are removed or installed without first unplugging the oven from the power line. Either can cause such a failure on the controller.

Details of our service and critical safety information and disassembly information is at our site, linked here on Fixya:

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Re: roper mw under cabinet light

You probably need to have the receptacle replaced that the bulb screws into

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