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Ge advantium 120 microwave

The interior light no longer works....how do i replace it, is it a bulb or a fuse? thank you for any help. i wanted to do this myself.

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  • Anonymous Dec 05, 2007

    Interior not lit when running. Can't check on item while cooking without opening door.

  • Anonymous Dec 10, 2007

    the surface light burned out. I obtained a replacement bulb. I took out the burned out bulb and replaced it with the new bulb. the surface light did not come on. I also noticed that the interior bulb in the microwave is no longer working either. is there a reset button somewhere? my email address in naeic@avci.net



    thank you



    Neal Eichler

  • Anonymous Feb 12, 2008

    I followed the instructions below and Ta DA!! Problem solved. Thanks for saving me $100+

  • anaid1230 Feb 07, 2009

    Advantium 120 light bulb out any other suggestions before we take the thig apart

  • george_gonza Feb 21, 2009

    Light does not turn on when cooking for less than 2 minutes. Is this normal. Turns on and off during speed cooking

  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2014

    Interior light bulb replacement

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It's pretty simple as long as you have an offset phillips screwdriver...

Of course, be sure to disconnect power to microwave and be sure not to touch the new halogen bulb with fingers.

STEP-BY-STEP:
First, remove upper vent panel and remove inner filter (same directions for just replacing inner carbon filter):
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Then, remove inner plastic grille (2 screws) and final screw on left side of metal "air duct" - here's where you'll need the offset screw driver (and a lge advantium 120 microwave - 6229660.jpgnce!):
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That's it...just replace bulb and reverse for reassembly. Be sure to keep track of screw locations there are various sizes/lengths used.

Doug

Posted on Dec 26, 2007

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On some newer models, the bulb can be replaced by removing the lower panel. But for most models, the oven must be pulled from the wall (a 2-person job) and then the cover has to be removed. The bulb will probably be a halogen type and must be handled with a clean cloth or gloves. If you or a friend decide to work on it, we have *critical* safety & disassembly info at our site, which is linked at our listing here on FixYa: http://tinyurl.com/yzjozk You can find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your model number (not Advantium) here: http://tinyurl.com/gv383

Posted on May 22, 2007

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I found this site/posting because I was wondering the same. However, I didn't really like the current solution posted of removing the microwave from wall so looked into it a bit further myself and have found a way to replace the interior light bulb on the Advantium 120 microwave WITHOUT removing the microwave from the wall and/or removing entire cover.

I'm going to take a few pictures and try to describe / illustrate process and post somewhere / sometime...in the meantime, if you want a brief description of how, email me at dlarmstr@nc.rr.com .

Doug

Posted on Dec 19, 2007

I found this site/posting because I was wondering the same. However, I didn't really like the current solution posted of removing the microwave from wall so looked into it a bit further myself and have found a way to replace the interior light bulb on the Advantium 120 microwave WITHOUT removing the microwave from the wall and/or removing entire cover.

I'm going to take a few pictures and try to describe / illustrate process and post somewhere / sometime...in the meantime, if you want a brief description of how, email me at dlarmstr@nc.rr.com .

Doug

Posted on Dec 19, 2007

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