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GE profile Advantium Oven- Microwave- Model # SCB1000KBB01

When I am cooking after dark, the control panel is so dark it can not be read.My eyes are in good shape- I have searched thru the folders and instructions to see if there is a switch. Perhaps you know where it is. I would be thrilled to stop squinting or getting a flash light. My thanks to you for an answer to my problem. Phyllis White- Pampa Tx

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Check control circuit, and display circuit.

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Since you posted this under the WMH32517AT category, I'll assume that's your model number. If not, feel free to e-mail me (below).

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If the switches fail in a certain way, it can cause the fuse or breaker to blow. That's by design.

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There is a technical sheet hidden behind the grille or behind the controls. It's very helpful in locating components and testing, etc.

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At my Web site, I have a video available showing how to remove a typical over the range grille and control panel assembly in under 5 minutes.

The support page for model WMH32517AT is here. It has the owner's manual, installation instructions, exploded views, and parts lists.

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