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My wife says that she was using the kitchen timer and everything went dead. no lights, no nothing. Any suggestions?

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Cavity therm is bad probably, some people use the micro as a timer thinking they are using the kitchen timer and it burns out the cavity therm. get a qualified svc company to replace the therm, if it is the therm it wont heat or start or anything, if its just the timer thats not working then i suggest a new clock board.

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