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When replacing the bulb in any appliance,use only the low wattage appliance bulb....not just any bulb.

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I need to replace the cooktop light bulb-mmv5208ww


You should try to at least find the same wattage. The light bulbs are not dangerous safety hazards if they are made to fit microwaves.

Nov 07, 2013 | Maytag Appliances Over-the-Range Microwave...

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For security lighting that is installed under windows, should I choose a low or high wattage bulb?


You shouldc hoose a low wattage bulb. A low wattage bulb under windows will enable you to see any activity going on outside from the inside of your house.

May 09, 2013 | Home Security

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I turned the lights on the high setting for a couple of hours, and the bulb just blew out. I then touched the top of the hood and it was very hot. Should a bulb blow out for no reason? I am worried that it wasn't installed properly?


Check the documentation and make sure the wattage on the light bulb does not exceed what is recommended. For instance: Mine says no more than 75 watts incandescent light bulb.

Mar 14, 2011 | Broan-NuTone Allure QS130SS Kitchen Hood

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how to change light bulb in ge refrigerator model gts18dbpalww


Unplug the refrigerator. For the refrigerator, unscrew the old bulb or bulbs and screw in a new appliance bulb of equal or lower wattage. For the freezer compartment, if a lamp is present, squeeze the top and bottom of the cover together then unscrew the bulb. Then screw in a new appliance bulb of the same wattage and replace the cover.

Note the appliance bulb is an incandescent bulb and may be hot.

The manual is available here: http://www.managemylife.com/mmh/owner_manuals/5791/GE-Top-Mount-Refrigerator-L0307014?brand_name_search=gts18dbpalww+ . The lamp replacement is given on page 13.

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells

Feb 14, 2011 | GE Refrigerators

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My light in the microwave has gone out. Is there


Bulb replacement was designed into the appliance, meaning that; Yes, you can replace it and it's rather simple.
First, UNPLUG the appliance! You're working with the door open, so the bulb socket is hot (charged) even though the bulb is dead.

For the overhead light, the bulb is located behind a plastic splatter-shield that clips in place...Press the clips in to remove the shield, and un-screw the bulb (lefty-loosey).
For a sidewall bulb, there are the same clips holding it in place, but they are recessed and you may need a butterknife or to pop them out: UNPLUGGED, RIGHT?

What matters most are 2 specific shopping details; Wattage and base size (width)...The first detail is stamped/printed on the original bulb, and base width (not diameter) is easy to determine by laying the old bulb on a ruler.
Overall bulb size doesn't vary much, and is easy to match at the supplier.
Which was the other part of your question: Where to buy.

Most Walmarts carry a small selection of appliance2_bing.gif bulbs, and your local Lowes or HomeDepot have a few more to choose from...You will need those 2 shopping details to zero-in on the replacement, then verify that the overall size of the glass is the same or smaller.
(A bit smaller is OK, provided the wattage and base-size are the same...but too wide or too tall, and you can't get the cover back on.)
Best Buy can order the bulbs for you if their service dept doesn't have it in stock, and Sears offers the same service.

When all else fails; Hit the Yellowpages under "appliance parts" for a local parts shop...The bulbs are for the most part fairly generic, and any decent parts shop will have a few in stock.

Mar 28, 2010 | KitchenAid KCMS1555RSS Stainless Steel...

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