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Lights and vent do not work

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light bulbs corroded and we removed. Now when we went to replace......microwave works but lights and vent do not.
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I have ran into a few of these that shorted out the control board when the light bulb burnt out. Depending on how far you want to go, you can take out the board and look for a burnt spot and possibly repair the board. Or purchase a new board, which may be more than what you want to put into the microwave.

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