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Can't get the light bulb out from under the counter microwave

Problem #1 The first lightbulb I tried to change broke leaving the silver stem in the receptacle? . How do I get it out? I tried the potatoe trick, but it didn't work.

Problem #2 The second lightbulb blew out and I can't budge it. I noticed a small stream of clear rubber oozed out onto the bulb. Any suggtestions?

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  • mom2teach Feb 09, 2009

    My husband just attempted to remove the bulbs and now both are broken, along with the holder lamps...but guess who just sold us about $45 worth of replacement parts...it's hard to believe this is not planned by GE to sell more product...

  • Anonymous Feb 18, 2009

    Bulbs won't come out. Found the 'glue'. Which way do u turn the bulbs? I  no right-tighty, etc... but they are backwards. Turn right which is really left?

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The clear rubber is from the factory to keep the bulb from turning you need to cut this before you can replace the bulb . thats why the first bulb broke . there is no trick to getting them out , see if there is a glue strip on the broken bulb that if you chip off it will then turn . just be carefull what ever you do . ge thinks there microwave will die before the lights burn out ! it screams of there trust in there products . good luck

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