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How does the bulb inside the micro wave come out is it a screw in one?

Unable to get bulb out to change

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It will vary from unit to unit what type of lamp or bulb is used, You might do one of several things--read the owner manual as instructions are often there, if a major brand call customer service with the model number.

Search With Google for the manual with the model number and look on You Tube who often has video instructions based and model, brand or general description of what you want to do: :"how to replace the bulb in my microwave" etc.

Posted on Dec 11, 2012

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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SOURCE: delonghi combi/micro bulb not working , how do i change the bulb

If there's no obvious removable cover over the bulb (and the owner's manual doesn't address it) some disassembly may be required.

Always unplug a microwave before removing or installing any bulbs.

If it's an over the range type, remove the vent grille across the top and see if bulbs can be accessed there. There may be a panel on the bottom covering the light(s), instead.

If not, chances are you'll have to remove it from the wall, then remove the outer cover. If so, the installation instructions are very handy, and it's best to have two people since the microwave can be heavy and awkward.

Once it's out of the wall, the outer cover (wrapper) will need to be removed, just as you'll need to do on a counter top model.

On a counter top model, be sure it's unplugged, but otherwise ignore the instructions above this paragraph.

The screws you need to remove should be pretty obvious, but a special driver (such as a T20H type or GTXH20-100) may be needed.

Be sure to put all the screws back in the right holes, since some may be special grounding screws.

Bulbs can be had in most grocery stores, hardware stores, home improvement centers, and big box or department stores.

Many models use halogen lamps. You must not touch the new one with your bare skin, as the oils will shorten the bulb life.

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

Posted on Oct 07, 2008

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SOURCE: Jenn-Air micro-wave oven serial number #JMV8208AAS

This is the door latch, and replacing it is not a bad job for a do-it-yourselfer, in case you or someone you know may want to do it.

You can usually find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here.

You have to separate the door panels (as shown in the attached photo) and then you'll see how you can replace the broken door latch. (Don't lose the spring!)

Or you can watch a YouTube video (not a video I made) that demonstrates how it's opened.

If you don't want to do it yourself, you can find your nearest Jenn-Air / Maytag-authorized servicer here.

They generally charge about $75 to visit the home, $75-90 to do the repair work, and the part may run about $15 or so. If nothing else, you can save about $75 by taking it to the shop yourself.

I'd suggest a helper for that task, and you can download installation instructions here.

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

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Posted on Nov 08, 2008

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SOURCE: my handy man hung my micro wave by putting a screw

Ugh, "Handy Men" If he put a screw through the cabinet along with installing it the proper way just for extra stability, then no big deal. But if he used the screw as the main way to mount it, he shouldn't be pretending he knows what he is doing. Someone that kind of knows what they are doing sould be able to hang the microwave the right way in a half hour to a hour max. Some of us that do it regularly can do it in about 10-15 min after the old one or vent hood is out. If you don't have the proper bolts down through the cabinet, no it isn't safe.

Posted on Jun 20, 2009

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SOURCE: micro wave works but light burn out how doI change

If there's no obvious removable cover over the bulb (most often on the rear or side) and the owner's manual doesn't address it, then disassembly will be required.

You'll need to remove the outer cover (wrapper) to get to the bulb.

Always unplug a microwave before removing or installing any bulbs.

If it's an over the range type, remove the vent grille across the top and see if bulbs can be accessed there. There may be a panel on the bottom covering the light(s), instead.

If not, chances are you'll have to remove it from the wall, then remove the outer cover. If so, the installation instructions are very handy, and it's best to have two people since the microwave can be heavy and awkward.

Once it's out of the wall, the outer cover (wrapper) will need to be removed, just as you'll need to do on a counter top model.

On a counter top model, be sure it's unplugged, but otherwise ignore the instructions above this paragraph.

You'll need to remove the outer cover (wrapper) to get to the bulb.

See these links before proceeding:
http://www.microwavedisplay.com/safety.txt
http://www.microwavedisplay.com/disassembly.txt

The screws you need to remove should be pretty obvious, but a special driver (such as a T20H type or GTXH20-100) may be needed.

Be sure to put all the screws back in the right holes, since some may be special grounding screws.

Bulbs (and 20A ceramic fuses) can be had locally in most grocery stores, hardware stores, home improvement centers, and big box or department stores.

Many models use halogen lamps. You must not touch halogen types with your bare skin, as the oils will shorten the bulb life.

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

Posted on Jan 31, 2010

MicrowaveSvc
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SOURCE: GE Spacemaker Micro/Oven Need to change

While replacing the cooktop light can be done by accessing the cover on the bottom of the oven, replacing the cavity light will require you to pull the oven from the wall and remove the outer cover.

The installation instructions are very handy in this case, and it's best to have two people since the microwave can be heavy and awkward.


You can download GE owner's manuals and installation instructions here.

You can find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here.

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

Posted on Aug 20, 2010

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If there's no obvious removable cover over the bulb (most often on the rear or side) and the owner's manual doesn't address it, then disassembly will be required.

You'll need to remove the outer cover (wrapper) to get to the bulb.

Always unplug a microwave before removing or installing any bulbs.

If it's an over the range type, remove the vent grille across the top and see if bulbs can be accessed there. There may be a panel on the bottom covering the light(s), instead.

If not, chances are you'll have to remove it from the wall, then remove the outer cover. If so, the installation instructions are very handy, and it's best to have two people since the microwave can be heavy and awkward.

Once it's out of the wall, the outer cover (wrapper) will need to be removed, just as you'll need to do on a counter top model.

On a counter top model, be sure it's unplugged, but otherwise ignore the instructions above this paragraph.

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See these links before proceeding:
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The screws you need to remove should be pretty obvious, but a special driver (such as a T20H type or GTXH20-100) may be needed.

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