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New SS microwave Model#JE31142SJ04, Ser# UM900970U runs very loudly and we don't know if our control panel should light or not. It's very hard to see the numbers. Can you enlighten us?

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If you don't have your owner's manual you can download it here.

I would assume the control panel should be visible.

Is the voltage correct at your outlet? Any other trouble with any other electrical items or outlets in the home?

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Your owner's manual will cover vent fan operation.

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Here is a link you or someone you know can use for test help, but read the safety warnings first:

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You can find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here.

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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.

Feel free to contact me directly (and please remind me of your full model number) for more information & help.

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