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Look like the interior light burnout and the fan kick in at the same time whenever I latch the door in, When the door open, everything is ok other than that , everything seem to be working, microwave/ Convection oven.. Does anyone know how I can remove the interior bulb? interior NOT under the microwave

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Re: my GE JVM1790SK

If you or a friend decide to work on it, we have *critical* safety and disassembly info at our site, which is linked at our listing here on FixYa: You can find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your base model number (without the suffix) here: You may have a bad door switch. We also have a file on door switches at our site.

Posted on Feb 19, 2007

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