Question about Whirlpool MH1150XM Convection/Microwave Oven

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Cooking light inoperable, everything else working fine

Replaced the cooking light bulb several days ago...yesterday a loud pop and the light was out. Microwave functioning as normal, just without that light. I took it apart and line tested all the way to a thermal fuse? Not sure what you call it, it looks cylindrical, almost like a watch battery from underneath. It's mounted on the panel above the cooking light. I assume it can't be bypassed. Can one order this part and replace it? Thanks.

Whirlpool microwave - model #MH1150XM

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  • jeff_gural Nov 17, 2008

    replaced control panel board, light was fixed

    part purchased from AppliancePartsPros


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Just did further testing...I stated incorrectly before, appears to be one/both relays for this light

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