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JE1590 light bulb replacement

Hi.  You had posted about replacing the light in the JE1590 microwave oven.  Thanks for posting; yours was the only info I could find!  Could you give some  more detail?  Is there a specific panel to remove to get to it?  Is replacement pretty straight forward, or not?  Is there just one light bulb, or are there more than one?  You can contact me directly at djk104 (at) hotmail.com.
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  • djk104 Sep 27, 2008

    Thanks for the response.  A question: Are you sure that the bulb can be bought at "normal" type stores (as opposed to appliance parts stores)?  I want to avoid taking apart the microwave and then finding that the bulb is one I need to order and have to wait a week to get it.  On the other hand, I don't want to order it from an appliance place for $15 if I can get it at Lowes for $5.  Here's the link to the bulb: http://www.appliancepartspros.com/partse...



    if it is available at "normal" stores, do you know the style or part number?


    Thanks!
    Dan

  • Anonymous Nov 18, 2008

    JE1590BC01 NEEDS A LIGHT BULB REPLACEMENT. CAN IT BE DONE SAFELY AT HOME AND WHERE DO YOU BUY THE BULB.

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On this model you need to remove the outer cover.

The bulb mount will be located on the right side next to the side wall of the cooking cavity.

It's above the damper door assembly as shown in the attached drawing.

You can usually find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here.

The bulb should be available at local grocery stores, hardware stores, and places like Wal-Mart and Lowe's.

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

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Posted on Sep 27, 2008

  • William Miller
    William Miller Sep 28, 2008

    Looking at the photo, it does seem like it might be an assembly after all.

    In other words, the bulb may not be meant to separate from the socket.

    So indeed, I would tend to doubt that it would be available commonly.

    It might be best to check with a local appliance parts store or order it from the link you gave.

    The original GE part # is WB36X10131.

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

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