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Display is extremely dim to where you almost can't read it anymore

I'm not sure what happened but just the other day the display was lit up and could be read. Last night I noticed that it seem too have lost its lustre. You can see it just enough to actually put in the time and hit start. The microwave is still functioning in terms of heating up food just fine, it's the display that seems to have run it's course. Thanks

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  • vwooding Nov 18, 2007

    I have the same problem. First there was just half of the first column displaying. Now there are no numbers at all. Everything else works fine. I just have to pay close attention when entering time to cook.

  • pseudobear Dec 28, 2007

    I have the same problem. It was bright and then one day it was dim. I can strain to see the numbers enough if the kitchen lights are on - how do you take it down and clean it like one person posted? It's in the door. The microwave still does fine, but I just put in numbers and then wait for the signal because I can't really see the count-down and programming any more complicated cooking tasks - forget it.

  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2008

    samething is happening to all of the 60 plus microwaves i ordered from homw depot sharp r 360e 1000 watts all displays are dim and say ld or displays a different type of code, microwaves work but my guest can't function them properly. this is not good for a busy hotel business.

  • Jon & Becca Bruneau Sep 22, 2008

    I am having the same issue as the person in the first post.

    My display is dim, and sections of the multi-unit display are missing. Example being that an 8 looks like a 3.

    As suggested in the thread, I took the advise of the 'answering post' and attempted to fix the issue on my own. I took the door apart, and cleaned / reseated the contacts on the control board.

    Can another control board be purchased somewhere ( I did a quick search on google and ebay to not find a whole lot of nothing :( ).

    The microwave itself works great, though I would love to see the time and what is going on when the microwave is cooking something.

    Thank You,



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Take down the display and clean the contacts if that does not work replace it.good luck.

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