Kenmore Microwave Model 721.67601790 lights don't work!
The two light bulbs on the bottom side (underneath) of my 900 watt microwave will not work. The bulbs are fine.....but they will not light up. The fan works, the light inside works, the turntable works,everything about the microwave works EXCEPT these two bulbs. This is crazy.
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This seems to be happening to this model a lot!
We see (and repair) this a lot. The problem is on the control panel, whichwe regularly repair nationwide by mail for $39.95 postpaid in about a week.
Atour site, we have a video available showing how to remove a typicalover the range control panel assembly in under 5 minutes.
This light failure often occurs when a bulb goes out and the filamentshorts, or when the bulbs are removed or installed without firstunplugging the oven from the power line. Either can cause such afailure on the controller.
This can often also affect the exhaust fan operation, too. The lights and fan can be inoperable or stuck on too.
Details of our service and critical safety information and disassembly information is at our site, and our link is at our listing here on FixYa.
Feel free to contact me directly (and please remind me of your model number) for more information & help.
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I understand that you want to know how to remove the cover on your Frigidaire microwave, model# FGMV205K. There are two different covers that you are able to remove for access to two different light bulbs.
If you are trying to change the Microwave Oven Light for inside your microwave:
1)To replace light bulb, first disconnect power to your microwave oven at the circuit breaker panel or by unplugging it.
2)Remove the louver by removing the three Hood Louver Screws.
3)Push in the upper tabs and pull the louver away from your appliance.
4)Remove the light bulb and replace with a new 20 watt light bulb. DO NOT USE BULB LARGER THAN 20 WATTS.
5)Close the Oven Light Cover by carefully pushing into place. Push the louver back into place (engaging both the bottom and top tabs) and change to hood Louver Screws.
If you are trying to change the light bulbs underneath your Microwave:
1)To replace light bulbs, first disconnect power to your microwave oven at the circuit breaker panel or by unplugging it.
2)To open Light Cover, remove the screw on the light cover.
3)Replace the light bulbs with new 20 watt light bulbs. DO NOT USE BULBS LARGER THAN 20 WATTS.
4)Close the Light Cover and secure with screw removed at step 2.
If further troubleshooting is needed, I ask that you please let me know the error codes displayed on your appliance. Hope this is helpful.
microwave. Remove the lamp cover by unscrewing the mounting screws.
Turn the bulb to tightly screw it in. Then plug the microwave back in
to test the light. If the bulb still will not illuminate, it is likely
broken or defective. Replace it with another 20 to 40 watt appliance
It is indeed straightforward but it requires removing the 4 phillips head screws that hold the trim kit on. Then you need to remove it from the cabinet (along with unplugging the cord.) Once that is done you will need to remove the 4 black phillips head screws along the bottom part of each side, 2 phillips from the left rear and 2 security T20 screws from the right side. I found that removing the 2 screws holding the bracket on the capacitor and the front allowed me to move the light housing enough to get to the bulb. In my case the bulb had unscrewed itself. I am not a big fan of the engineering associated with this model or the labor that assembled it.
To replace the interior light, remove all screws holding case together. There are screws on the back at the top, down the sides, and possibly underneath. Once all screws are removed, slide the outer case off and you will then be able to access the bulb.
We see this a lot. The problem is on the control panel, which we regularly repair nationwide for $39.95 postpaid.
This light failure often occurs when a bulb goes out and the filament shorts, or when the bulbs are removed or installed without first unplugging the oven from the power line. Either can cause such a failure on the controller.
Details of our service and critical safety information and disassembly information is at our site, and our link is at our listing here on FixYa: http://tinyurl.com/yzjozk
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On many recent models, it is necessary to remove the mircowave from the wall, then remove the cover to change the cavity bulb.
They suggest that only an authoirzed servider replace them, in order to avoid liability.
You can enter your actual, full model number (63694 is not enough) and get helpful exploded view drawings and order parts at http://www3.sears.com (the three is correct).
Do not handle the bulbs with bare skin, it will shorten their lives. Use a clean dry cloth or gloves.