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Stooped Working After Installing Inside Microwave Light

I had installed the inside light into the socket located behind the vent grill and under the bulb cover. The light was on as I tried to feed the light into the light receptacle. As I did this the light went out and there was a small snapping noise. The microwave no longer works, no lights on the panel at all. I checked that the outlet still works (yes I should have unplugged the microwave before changing the bulb) and that the curcuit breakers did not trip off. Is it possible that I shorted-out the whole unit? If not what else shoudl I try. Is is worth the expense to have it serviced? The manual does not show that the unit has any internal fuse or reset button. We also let the unit unplugged overnight and replugged in this morning with no success.

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Either a fuse blew or the control board is damaged.

A fuse can be replaced pretty easily, but if it's the circuit board, we repair those for $39.95 for customers nationwide. This is a common problem.

Be sure the oven is unplugged. Remove the vent grille again. You will now see a screw at the top of the control panel frame.

Remove that screw, then gently lift up & out and the control panel can be eased away from the chassis so you can see inside to find the fuse.

You can usually find helpful exploded view diagrams by entering your full model number here: http://tinyurl.com/gv383

There may also be a "mini-manual" hidden inside the unit behind the control panel, which is very helpful when troubleshooting.

If you think the problem is on the control panel, please feel free to contact me directly.

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

William E. Miller, AS-EET
prototech@usa.net
http://www.microwavedisplay.com

Posted on May 09, 2008

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