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Did I short something out?

I was changing the light bulb the shines on my range, (without turning off the electric at the breaker box) and the bulb shattered. I went to replace the bulb and my timer works but the fan and light do not. Plus there is a smell of an electrical fire coming from the unit. Since the breaker affects my entire kitchen including the fridge, I disconnected it from where it was hardwired. Please let me know what parts I need to replace. It's only 2 1/2 years old. And this microwave has been incredible.

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We see (and repair) this a lot. The problem is on the control panel, which we regularly repair nationwide by mail 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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