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  • ddc-clark Apr 27, 2008

    Both bulbs went out. While changing the bulbs there was a spark. The bulbs broke while removing them. I put new bulbs in them and they still do not work. Model # jvm1750sm1ss nov 2006.

    regards Danny Clark

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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.

Details of our service and critical safety information and disassembly information is at our site, and our link is at our listing here on FixYa: http://tinyurl.com/yzjozk

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

William E. Miller, AS-EET
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Posted on Apr 27, 2008

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