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GE JVM1660 1000 Watts Microwave Oven

Cooktop light went out. replaced both bulbs and still will not turn on.

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  • Usha Anand Jul 14, 2008

    My Model No. is GE JVM1660 950 Watts

    Just completed my 1-yr warranty and have problem in changing the charcoal filter. Actually this is the first time I'm doing it. After unscrewing the 2 front screws I couldn't open the left side of the cover - the right side is also damaged while trying to pull it. Then I just stopped everything.

    Trying to find the new filter to replace.

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This is a problem with the control panel assembly, which we repair nationwide for $39.95. This is usually caused by not disconnecting the microwave from the power line when removing or installing a bulb or by the filaments shorting when the bulb blows. If you decide to send it for service, we have *critical* safety and disassembly info at our site, which is linked at our listing here on FixYa: http://tinyurl.com/yzjozk

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The owner's manual says:

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 two 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.

Cooktop light: The cooktop light bulb is located on the
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close bulb cover, and secure with screw.

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Be careful as the Cooktop Light Cover and the bulb may be
hot.
1. Unplug microwave oven or disconnect power.
2. Loosen the screw to open the Cooktop Light Cover.
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That's all covered on page 27 of your owner's manual here.

You can find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number from the tag on the oven or part numbers here.

To replace the inside light, you'd need to remove the oven from the wall, and take off the outer cover.

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That's on page 33 of the owner's manual. If you've misplaced yours, it's archived online here.

Cooktop Light/
Night Light

Replace the burned-out
bulb with a 40-watt
incandescent bulb
(WB36X10003), available
from your GE supplier.

1 To replace the bulb(s),
first disconnect the power
at the main fuse or circuit
breaker panel or pull the
plug.
2 Remove the screw from
light cover and lower
the cover.
3 Be sure the bulb(s) to be
replaced are cool before
removing. After breaking
the adhesive seal, remove
the bulb by gently turning.
4 Replace the screw.
Connect electrical power
to the oven.

Oven Light

Replace the burned-out
bulb with a 40-watt
incandescent bulb
(WB36X10003), available
from your GE supplier.

1 To replace the oven light,
first disconnect the power
at the main fuse or circuit
breaker panel or pull the
plug.
2 Remove the top grille by
taking out the 2 screws
that hold it in place.
3 Next, remove the screw
located above the door
near the center of the
oven that secures the
light housing.
4 Replace the screw.
Connect electrical power
to the oven.

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That's covered on pages 35 & 36 of the owner's manual here.

Cooktop Light/Night Light

On models JVM1850, JNM1851, DVM1850 and
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from your GE supplier.

On models JVM1870, JVM1871, JVM2050 and
JVM3670, replace the burned-out bulb with a 120 volt,
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your GE supplier.

To replace the bulb(s), first disconnect the
power at the main fuse or circuit breaker panel
or pull the plug. *

Remove the screw at the left edge of the light
cover and push on the right edge of the cover
to open.

Be sure the bulb(s) to be replaced are cool
before removing. After breaking the adhesive
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Connect electrical power to the oven.

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Replace the burned-out bulb with a 120 volt, 20-watt
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Next, remove the light cover.

On some models, the light cover is located
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On some models, the light cover is located at the
left of the top opening. Lift the cover off.

Pinch the clips that hold the light socket in
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Remove the bulb from the light socket by
pulling straight out. Replace with the same size
and type bulb, then replace the light socket and
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Replace the grille and screws. Connect electrical
power to the oven.

We're happy to help you with free advice and we'd appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

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CAUTION

To avoid personal injury or property damage, wear gloves when replacing light bulb.

1. Unplug the oven or turn off power at the main power supply.
2. Remove the bulb cover mounting screws.
3. Replace bulb with 40 watt appliance bulb.
4. Replace bulb cover, and mounting screws.
5. Turn the power back on at the main power supply.

OVEN LIGHT REPLACEMENT

1. Unplug oven or turn off power at the main power supply.
2. Open the door.
3. Remove the vent cover mounting screws. (3 middle screws)
4. Slide the grille to the left, then pull straight out.
5. Remove the charcoal filter, if present.
6. Press and hold the center snap while lifting the tab on the left corner. Remove the cover. Remove
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7. Replace bulb with a 40 watt appliance bulb.
8. Replace the bulb holder.
9. Replace the grille and 3 screws. Turn the power back on at the main
power supply.

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