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Engineer-Tech
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I just shorted out my micro wave while trying to remove a

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I just shorted out my micro wave while trying to remove a broken off light socket now its dead does it need to be replaced? it is built in above my electric range
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Engineer-Tech replied 4 months ago.

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Expert:  Engineer-Tech replied 4 months ago.

Can you give me the Model Number? It is normally found inside of the microwave.

Expert:  Engineer-Tech replied 4 months ago.

Or at least the brand name.

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
It is a Kenmore model# ***** it is built in my cabinets above my elct. range
Expert:  Engineer-Tech replied 4 months ago.

OK. What happens is that the light gets hot and over time, degrades. When you try to unscrew it it, breaks and shorts out the two leads. This causes overcurrent on the main board and burns the board out. Thus the main board would likely need to be replaced. This is often not economical since you can replace an above range unit for $200 - 300.

Expert:  Engineer-Tech replied 4 months ago.

I hope that this helps.

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Expert:  Engineer-Tech replied 4 months ago.

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