My microwave started buzzing when I touch any button on the panel - the fan, the light, etc.
Do I need a new control board?
Answer Hello Lynda. If the noise is coming from the control board, you will need to order and replace the control board on the unit.
I need to replace the smart board (AP3192717) on my GE microwave. Rather than call the repairman, if I decide to replace it myself: 1) is this an easy repair, and 2) can you give me some instructions on how it is done...how to take the control panel apart. Thank you.
Answer Jim, It is a relatively "easy" repair, just remember to unplug the power cord, and stay away from the high voltage components(transformer, magnetron, capacitor, etc) and wires. Here's some basic help " GRILLE REMOVAL The top full-width grille is removable for service to some
components, such as: humidity sensor, oven light, door removal, stirrer motor and flame sensor. To Remove Grille: 1. Disconnect oven power. 2. Remove Phillips-head screws (2) from grille. 3. Lift bottom of grille and push top of grille down to remove. CONTROL PANEL
The touch control panel is made up of the key panel and control housing trim (I -piece) and the smart board. Touch control will not be available as one complete assembly. If necessary the key panels can be checked by a continuity test. To Remove Touch Control:
1. Disconnect power and remove grille. 2. Remove I screw at top of control panel. Lift up on control to release tabs. 3. Disconnect grounding screw and connectors. 4. Lift up on control to release hinge from mounting screw (GE Models, others remove mounting screw). To Remove Smart Board: 1. Disconnect power, put control in service position (open door, remove I screw at top), and discharge capacitor.
2. Remove and mark connectors and leads from board. 3. Unscrew the 4 smart board mounting screws. Slide board down to free from the 2 mounting tabs. NOTE: Do not flex board." These are the basic instructions, your particular microwave may be slightly different.