Question about GE Spacemaker JVM1640SJ Microwave Oven
I also have had a problem with the glass part of the surface light bulb separating from the metal base when trying to change the bulbs under my G.E. Spacemaker Microwave.. I see someone used a carrot or potato but I had not seen this suggestion before I whittled one end of a wine cork small enough to insert into the metal part of the old bulb stuck in the socket. It also worked great and in no time I was able to get the old base out and replace the bulb. I'll save the cork for next time because it seems to happen to at least one of the bulbs everytime they need to be changed. DON'T FORGET TO UNPLUG THE MICROWAVE FIRST!
Posted on Oct 27, 2008
If your socket is not falling apart like CMC''s, then:
1. either unplug your microwave or turn off the breaker at your electrical box
2. Use a needle nose pliers and wedge one end of the pliers between the metal base and the socket.
3. The other end of your pliers should be in the middle of the metal base so you can squeeze the pliers and tightly grab the metal base.
4. now begin twisting in the same direction as unscrewing a bulb (counterclockwise).
5. the metal base will begin to twist up and eventually it will unscrew.
Posted on Dec 08, 2007
The socket it self needs to be replace before to much of that plastic comes off.
Posted on Sep 05, 2006
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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