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Replacement light bulb for GE spacemaker microwave

My GE spacemaker microwave jem25gg001 (1998) has a burned out light. I need a bulb and directions on how to replace it

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  • maryjocarlso Sep 09, 2008

    I went to Repairclinic.com and found a bulb and schematic that (hopefully) will work. The exact model doesn't show up anywhere on any repair site. I do not think any appliance should become a boat anchor just because it's older than a Hollywood marriage.

  • maryjocarlso Sep 16, 2008

    I double checked the model number and it's the under counter GE jem25gy001 (not gg) but I will take it from the cabinet and try to replace the bulb I ordered online.

  • Anonymous Feb 12, 2009

    hard to find this bulb anywhere!!

  • Anonymous Feb 13, 2009

    What type of bulb Base and how do I remove? Thank you

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2014

    GE model PEB159DMBB

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  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2014

    A standard microwave light 40w doesn't fit.

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That model number doesn't look quite right, but nevertheless:

If there's no obvious removable cover over the bulb (and the owner's manual doesn't address it) some disassembly may be required.

Always unplug a microwave before removing or installing any bulbs.

If it's an over the range type, remove the vent grille across the top and see if bulbs can be accessed there. There may be a panel on the bottom covering the light(s), instead.

If not, chances are you'll have to remove it from the wall, then remove the outer cover. If so, the installation instructions are very handy, and it's best to have two people since the microwave can be heavy and awkward.

Once it's out of the wall, the outer cover (wrapper) will need to be removed, just as you'll need to do on a counter top model.

On a counter top model, be sure it's unplugged, but otherwise ignore the instructions above this paragraph.

The screws you need to remove should be pretty obvious, but a special driver (such as a T20H Torx type or GTXH20-100) may be needed.

Be sure to put all the screws back in the right holes, since some may be special grounding screws.

Bulbs can be had in most grocery stores, hardware stores, home improvement centers, and big box or department stores.

Many models use halogen lamps. You must not touch the new one with your bare skin, as the oils will shorten the bulb life.

We're happy to help you with free advice and we'd appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

Posted on Sep 16, 2008

  • boris anisi Sep 05, 2013

    i want to know how does the bulb come out

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