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Whirlpool microwave @ MX6130XEQ-0

I cannot find this model no. listed.
Problem: Light under the unit (above the stove) does not work.
I replaced the light bulb, but still nothing. We have been told
we just have to buy a new unit. Is it possible to fix?

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Re: Whirlpool microwave @ MX6130XEQ-0

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.

This can often also affect the exhaust fan operation, too. The lights and fan can be inoperable or stuck on too.

Details of our service and critical safety information and disassembly information is at our site, and our link is at our listing here on FixYa:

We're happy to help and we appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

Posted on Jan 14, 2008

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