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LCD not working

Is it easy to replace the LCD display on a GE Spacemaker microwave or does this require a service call. The display slowly started to fade and now it is totally dark. Thanks.

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    Thank you very much for your advice. That was exactly what I was looking for.



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In most cases, these are VFD type not LCD type. In any case, when a VFD fades over time, that is aging.

Unfortunately, GE does not make the VFD displays available as a separate part, so the only option is to replace the entire "smart board". And they can be expensive at times. But if you do it yourself, you save a lot on labor.

If you or someone you know decide to work on it, we have *critical* safety, disassembly, and troubleshooting info at our site, and our link is at our listing here on FixYa: http://tinyurl.com/yzjozk

You can usually find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here: http://tinyurl.com/gv383

There should also be a very helpful "mini-manual" hidden inside the unit behind the control panel.

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

Posted on Mar 16, 2008

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