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GE Spacemaker XL 1400

When I turn on the microwave it comes on and smells like plastic is burning. The unit is practically brand new. Just moved in and the unit has never been used.

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actually the two things you mentioned are a pretty reliable indicator :/

The only way to be positive is to check for power from the high voltage transformer. If you are not trained to work around electricity, i wouldn't mess with it because it can most certainly kill.

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We see (and repair) this a lot. The problem is on the control panel, which we regularly repair nationwide by mail for $39.95 postpaid in about a week or so.

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, cooling fan, turntable, and/or inside light operation, too.

Details of our service are at our Web site, along with a video showing how to remove a typical over the range control panel assembly in under 5 minutes.

Feel free to contact me directly with your brand, full model number and symptoms.

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

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