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Bulb and Fan Not Working

I changed the bulbs under the microwave and the circuit breaker for the microwave outlet blew. I was using a pliers to get the bulb base out and must have shorted the circuit. I put new bulbs in and they will not work. Is there an in-line fuse somewhere on the unit that I must replace?

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The problem is damage to the control circuit board. It wasn't the pliers. This damage happens whenever the lamps are removed or installed without disconnecting the oven from the power line first. We regularly repair these GE / Samsung boards for this problem for customers from across the country for $32.50. We have an important file called "safety.txt" which you can find by a search on It's important information to consider before proceeding.

Posted on Nov 01, 2006

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    William Miller Nov 01, 2006

    I should have said to search for "microwave safety.txt" on


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