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Removing the lamp fro replacement

Model WM 101 M, Goldstar Microwave Oven. The Lamp is not budging, is it a screw in type OR push-in type? Thank you, Ken

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It may be a whole assembly - the bulb and socket all in one.

Or the bulb may be tacked in with hot glue. If so, heating it up with a hair dryer will help loosen it.

For more Goldstar / LG / L.G. help, call 1-800-243-0000 (M-F, 7am-8pm CT, Sat 8-5 CT) and choose the appropriate prompt from the menu or visit here.

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