Was cleaning the oven, bulb was hot, shattered when I hit it with my cleaning rag. Now the element base (the screw-in part) is broken off in the socket. What to do, what to do? I need to replace said bulb now.
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The cooktop light bulb(s) is(are) located on the underside of the microwave oven, and is(are) replaceable. Remove bulb cover screw, and open the bulb cover. Replace bulb, close bulb cover, and secure with screw. Cavity light: The cavity light bulb is located behind the vent grille at the top front of the microwave oven, under the bulb cover, and is replaceable. Remove 2 screws on the vent grille, tilt the grille forward, and lift it out. Open bulb cover and replace bulb. Close bulb cover, replace vent grille, and secure with screws.
For more information, your owners manual can be viewed here (scroll to the bottom of page 4): Maytag MMV1164WB Owners Manual Page 4
Unplug the microwave oven and get a needlenose plier and a flashlight. Wear some hand protection since you are working with broken glass.
Most of the bulbs I have seen are screw thread mounts.
For the bulb with the broken glass, use the needlenose plier and try to find the screw thread for the bulb. It should be screwed in to the lamp socket of the microwave. Carefully grab a hold of the outer edge of the bulbs screw thread and turn it counterclockwise to loosen it from the base. You may only be able to turn it a quarter turn before letting go of the bulb's thread and getting a grip on a new position to continue turning. Inch your way to remove the broken bulb's thread.
If the other bulb still lights up, I'd leave it alone.
Chances are it is a boyonet base bulb. Unplug or turn off the power to the microwave. To remove the bulb, press in lightly, turn the base of the bulb counter-clockwise about 20 degrees till it stops, then it should pull straight out.
SAME PROBLEM FOR ME...I REMOVED THE BOTTOM COVER AND FOUND THAT ONE LIGHT WAS NOT FIXED AND WAS LOOSE AND WAS TOUCHING THE GLASS. THIS HEAT WAS WHAT BROKE THE GLASS COVER. CLOSED INSPECTION SHOWED THE LIGHT SOCKET WAS TOO LARGE FOR THE CLIPS AND WERE NOT SECURED WHEN PURCHASED. I GOT SMALL SCREW AND NUT, BENT CLIPS SO THE SOCKET HOLE MATCHED THE HOLE MADE BY THE CLIP AND SECURELY ATTACHED THE SOCKET. THIS WILL SECURE THE LIGHT AND KEEP IT FROM TOUCHING THE GLASS..........IF I CAN EVER FIND A GLASS REPLACEMENT....MAY JUST HAVE ONE CUT. NOW THE PROBLEM IS TO REPLACE THE LIGHT AND MICROWAVE FUSE WHICH WAS BLOWN WHEN THE GLASS BROKE.
It aint haolgen. This is another GE piece of POO engineering.
Unplug the microwave FIRST. Now, Make sure your stove top is cold!
There are 6 phillips head screws holding a plate that secures the stove-top light and grease trap filters on the underside of the microwave. Lay on our back on the cooking elements looking at the bottom and remove the screws. The plate should swing down on hinges in the back.
Then remove the "bulb holder" which is held inplace with another phillips head screw. You can see what it looks like: http://www.appliancepartspros.com/partsearch/model.aspx?model_id=5100389
You should now be able to remove the "screw-in base" of the bulb with your hand or in my case, because I was so tight, I man-handled it with a pair of needle nose pliers.