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Underneath Light funtion stopped working on Kenmore 62642 model

Underneath light stopped working on Kenmore 62642 model; both bulbs replaced, but it still does not work; all other funtions work to include the light operation button that controls the lighting.

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Bottom lights not working. toke out bulb and microwave blew. pulled power plug, then plugged it back in, microwave reset. but turntable turns on when i close door, just the turntable. on/off button doesn't turn it off. it turns off when i close door. everything else works ok

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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, and our link is at our listing here on FixYa: http://tinyurl.com/yzjozk

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

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

Atour site, we have a video available showing how to remove a typicalover the range control panel assembly in under 5 minutes.

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

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

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