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Make loud crackling noise after running for a few seconds and does not heat

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Chances are it is a blown high voltage diode. Not too hard a task for the DIYer.

There should be a "mini-manual" hidden inside the unit behind the control panel or hidden on the left side behind the grille, which is very helpful when troubleshooting, & testing.

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our Web site, we have a video available showing how to remove a typical over the range control panel assembly in under 5 minutes.

Here is a link you or someone you know can use for test help, but read the safety warnings first:

http://www.gallawa.com/microtech/diode.html
(if it is NOT shorted or burned looking, it's probably fine)


You can find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here.

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