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No response to control panel commands.  Control panel is lit but oven does not work.  Problem occurred after power outage on my street.  I have removed and reinserted plug.  I have turned circuit breaker off and on.  Fan works and panel illuminates when oven door is opened. Clock also is off.

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Since the lights work, fan works and the light turns on in the microwave I don't think it is a fuse. You have lost the controls on the touch pad. With the power surge it appears that the the panel circuit board was damaged with the power outage. There is a one year warranty on this component. An authorized repair shop can replace it for you for about 120 dollars. I hope that help you out. The Part Number is WB27X10070. Roughly 60 dollars and labour is 60 dollar (1 hr)

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