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I was changing the lightbulb underneath the unit when the bulb broke causing the microvave to shut down

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This is a design issue, if you did not unplugg the micro when replacing the bulb you blew the control board in the micro wave. It can be replaced but is not cheap, you might want to consider replacment. If you send me the model # I can tell you just what the parts would cost.

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