Steam from oven below microwave cooked the microwave control panel

ApplianceGeneral Electric Microwave


Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repairLess than 15 mins

Age of Appliance1 - 4 years

Tools Screw drivers

Robert From Long Valley, NJ

Jun 26, 2011

8 out of 8 people found this instruction helpful

I replaced both the circuit board and the control panel:
Unplugged the microwave. Removed the the 2 phillips screws in the top grill. Slid the grill to the left and removed. This exposed the single phillips screw holding the control panel touch screen. Pulled the panel forward, removed the wire connections in the back and removed the panel. Pushed new circuit board into slots of new control panel. Reconnected the wires to the same locations as the old panel. Replaced the panel and grill. 2 Notes:
1. Although my model number JVM1740SM1SS is what appears on the microwave, no parts were available for this model. When I entered JVM1740SM2SS, I was able to view parts.
2. The flat plastic ribbon wire connection to the touch screen was tricky. You have to lift up the plastic frame around the ribbon to release it. Insert the new ribbon and lock the frame by pushing the frame down again.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Control Panel - Stainless Steel

Part Number: PS1480903

In Stock