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I have an admiral microwave model 8573

Cannot figure out how to change the light bulb....doesn't show it in the thanks

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    dana obrien Oct 09, 2006

    oh my gosh...thak you sooo much. I have talked to Maytag, Amana everyone I can think of and they cannot come up with anything regarding their OWN products. When I saw you posted the button portion of my microwave I knew you had the correct one.
    Thanks so much....Oh, what kind of lightbuld can I use? I cannot find a part number as I couldn't even find the model?



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That's made by Sharp and many of theirs (and other brands) require you to take the outer cover off to change the bulb. Here's how: Unplug the oven first. That's rule one! Remove all of the screws from the side and back of the outer wrapper / cover of the microwave. There are usually four on the rear edges and two on the bottom of the edges on each side of the cover. The cover then should be slid slightly backward then up from the rear and it will slide off. You may have to pat down on the sides to loosen it first. I use firm and simultaneous open-palmed slaps on both sides near the front, then pull it up and off. It is possible that some voltage will remain on the high voltage capacitor and can be conducted via contact with wires, connectors and components connected to it. If you stay away from all the wiring in the right rear (as you're looking at the front door) it should not be a problem. Unless there is a problem, the voltage should actually not be present. If you and the work area are clean and dry, and you only touch the light bulb while the cover is off, there should be no problem. Change the bulb. It may be held in with a bit of clear tape, too, so take a look at the socket first. When putting it back on, be careful that the inside front edges of the cover catch properly in the slots in the chassis. Good luck and be safe! Make sure it is unplugged!

Posted on Oct 09, 2006

  • William Miller
    William Miller Oct 09, 2006

    I must also mention to be careful while the cover is off and with the cover itself - the edges are sharp.

  • William Miller
    William Miller Nov 11, 2006

    Sorry I didn't get notified that you had posted a follow-up. I'll be sure to look in the future.

    I think you'd just have to take your old bulb out and look at it.

    It should be a standard cylindrical appliance bulb about 15-40W, but if in doubt, take it with you by all means.

    You should be able to find them in grocery stores and stores like Wal-Mart.



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