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Hello... i have a GH4184XSB-1 microwave/hood-oven combo. I was removing the light bulbs --- which were broken off from the glass to the metal bottom --- and the unit's electricity blew. Breaker is not flipped and fuse at top right is still good. What could be wrong? I'm an elecrical engineer and could debug it if i had a schematic. Thx for your help

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There are some other fuses on some circuit boards inside the oven.Try finding them,one is located on the control panel PCB.Perhaps that is blown!

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4. Replace bulb, replace bulb cover by snapping back into wall.
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