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I have a JVM140J003 that came with the house, and never had a problem with it for the last 14 years until today. The machine just quit while I was heating rice, now no light, no clock nothing. It did not trigger the circuit breaker. The unit has a fan and was mounted right above my stove. My question is whether it is worthwhile to repair or replace ? Is it possible to just take the unit down without too much trouble?

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Loews has similar units starting around 159.00. Once you have determined it is really nonfunctional, it will likely cost more to repair it than to replace it. Sounds like it had a good long run, though. As to removing it , there should be a removable trim panel on the top or fasteners in the side or top cupboards to remove. Then you have the vent and electricity to disconnect. Be sure the proper breaker is off when you do this (mandatory safety nag). Hope this helps some:)

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