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Amana ACO1860AS microwave

Have this model and the touchpad stopped working. Just prior both light bulbs above stove burned out (at different times). i just waited a bit to replace them. I read someplace that that could cause this problem - I went out today to buy replacements - installed them - unplugged unit for about 5 min and replugged it in, but same problem.

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(I'm answering this directly via e-mail, too, but would still appreciate your kind rating)

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.

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 for more information & help.

We're happy to help you with free advice and we'd appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

William E. Miller
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http://www.microwavedisplay.com

Posted on Sep 01, 2008

  • William Miller
    William Miller Sep 13, 2008


    Just finished repairing one of these today for a different problem.

    Please le me know if I can be of service.

    We're happy to help you with free advice and we'd appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

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