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Light bulb out inside over the range microwave oven?

Hi,

To replace the bulb you will need to first remove the top grille.

- Unplug the power cord, it is usually in the cabinet above the microwave.

- Remove the upper grill, if you stand on a stool and look at the top you will see 4 screws going down into the grill, take those out and carefully pull the top of the grille forward then up and off, it is easier if you do this with the door open.

- In the very front center of the opening you will see a small black cover (about the size of a playing card), remove the cover and you will see the bulb.

- Match it up at your favorite retailer and enjoy watching your food cook again!

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CHANGE THE BULB


Remove the top grill assembly. It is usually held on by 2 screws going down through the cabinet top. You may need to tap the grill to the left slightly to get the tabs to release. Once the grill is off, look near the middle of the top edge of the microwave frame for 1 screw that looks like it goes through a metal lip. It will be right above the inside light bulb area. remove screw and then pull the metal tab towards you. The complete light bulb assembly will slide up and out towards you. Replace bulb and reassemble microwave.

Mar 01, 2015 | General Electric GE Profile SpacemakerR XL...

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how to replace lightbulb


Is this a countertop microwave or an over-the-rang (OTR) microwave? If it's a countertop model, you need to completely remove the outer case to get to the lightbulb. If it's and OTR microwave, there usually is an access cover located behind the grill vent. You can remove that grille vent by removing the 2 to 4 screws above the grill vent. Then either slide the grill vent 1/4" to the left to remove it, or else (depending on the model), just pull out the top of the grill vent, followed by the bottom. Then you should be able to see the lightbulb access cover. Usually there is 1 screw that you have to remove. But unplug the microwave before you to any further! Now remove the screw, lift up and remove the cover, and you should be able to get to the light bulb.

Aug 10, 2014 | Kenmore Microwave Ovens

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I need to replace the interior bulb on my GE profile model jvm1850dm2vv microwave oven. Can I access it from the area where the replaceable filter is?


The oven interior bulb is on the top. Look closely at the grille above the door. There are two recessed screws that hold the grille in place. Remove these and carefully pull the grille straight out. You may have to wiggle it a bit - it's a tight fit on most of those I've serviced. Look in the center of the oven above the door. There is a sheet metal cover held in place with one or two screws (usually one, plus a plastic tab going into a slot in the sheet metal). Remove this screw and pull out the sheet metal. You will see the light bulb and the microwave stirring plate motor. Note that the instructions say you should unplug the oven before changing the light bulb. GE's lawyers are afraid you'll stick your fingers in the wrong place and somehow get shocked if you don't have the power removed.

Jan 31, 2011 | GE Profile Over-the-Range Microwave

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lightbulb is burned out


Hi,

To replace the bulb you will need to first remove the top grille.

- Unplug the power cord, it is usually in the cabinet above the microwave.

- Remove the upper grill, if you stand on a stool and look at the top you will see 4 screws going down into the grill, take those out and carefully pull the top of the grille forward then up and off, it is easier if you do this with the door open.

- In the very front center of the opening you will see a small black cover (about the size of a playing card), remove the cover and you will see the bulb.

- Match it up at your favorite retailer and enjoy watching your food cook again!

May 02, 2010 | Whirlpool MH7140XF Microwave Oven

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Removing Old Built-In Microwave


You did not note your Make and Model. As there are many different types, all I can give you are basic directions.
First make sure the Power Cord is UN-PLUGGED from the wall.

1. Remove the Top Vent Grille Cover. There are screws holding this on, either Three you can see (one on each side and one in the center), or Open the Door and look for screws at the top of the Frame that go Up Into the grille.
2. Look in cabinet above unit for screws that hold unit up. Usually two (one on each side, front), can be more. Remove.
3. Look where Top Vent Grille Cover was removed. There should be a Long Screw or Screw-Type Lock at each( top) corner. These hold the unit tight on the Wall-Mount Plate. Remove. You should have HELP at this point as you will slide the unit forward until it comes clear of the Support Arms.
GOOD LUCK!!

Jan 31, 2008 | Microwave Ovens

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