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GE spacemaker microwave oven problem

Our unit was working fine and still does except for the surface lights and vent fan stopped all together. I looked for fuse or reset and can not locate any. We do get power surges and I think we had a severe lightening storm just before we noticed problem. I figured if it got hit it wouldn't work at all. Has anyone had this issue before and was it resolved without replacing with a new unit?

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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

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
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Posted on Jul 06, 2008

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