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Fan/Light The fan & range light do not work - is ther an internal fuse?

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  • kenburg Sep 24, 2008

    the bulb shorted across the filament and now both lights won't come on.

    everything else works.



    Do I have to remove the microwave from the wall?

    then what do I fix?



    Ken

  • kenburg May 11, 2010

    What goes bad on the board? What do I look for to confirm bad board?

    thanks

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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.

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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