Question about GE Spacemaker JVM1640SJ Microwave Oven
How do i replace the bulb located on the bottom of my GE JVM1631BB007.
Your owner's manual can be downloaded here. Page 31 covers the procedure:
1 To replace the bulb(s),
first disconnect the power
at the main fuse or circuit
breaker panel or pull the
2 Remove the screw at the
front of the light cover
and lower the cover.
3 Be sure the bulb(s) to be
replaced are cool before
removing. After breaking
the adhesive seal, remove
the bulb by gently turning.
Replace with the same size
and type bulb.
4 Raise the light shield
and replace the screw.
Connect electrical power
to the oven.
Replace the burned-out
bulb with a 40-watt
from your GE supplier.
My tips if the bulb sticks in the socket:
This is pretty common and can be a pain. It's tacked in place with hot glue, and sometimes there may have been enough moisture to corrode and seize up.
You could heat it up (hair dryer, maybe?) then use needle nose pliers. Be careful if heating so you don't burn anything.
You may be able to put the tips of needle nose pliers inside the broken bulb's socket, gently but firmly force the pliers jaws apart and then rotate the pliers to loosen it.
Another cool trick is to put a big glob of hot glue on the end of a stick or dowel, then shove it into the broken base and let it cool about 5 minutes, then turn the stick.
I like to put a little WD-40 or rust buster on the threads of the new bulb, too. Grease, Vaseline, cooking oil, or anything like that will work. Just a thin coat.
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Posted on Nov 08, 2008
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