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Light bulb burned out in microwave oven

Hi,
I have a Whirpool xnr2381753 microwave oven. Installed Nov. 2004. The light bulb has stopped lighting. Presumed to be burned-out. I wasn't having any luck removing this tiny bulb in the top center of the oven. My manuel did not refer to changing the bulb either. So before breaking something, I call their 800 support line. After a few minutes the lady said that replacing the light bulb would require a service tech to change it.
Would you have any alternative recommendations. I would hate to pay $50+ to have a little light bulb replaced.
Thanks,
Jack Ferrell

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  • Anonymous May 25, 2009

    I can replace the bulb of a whilpool microwave

  • John A Makela
    John A Makela Oct 24, 2013

    Thanks for the comment. I'll run it without light. Jam

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Most likely you're going to have to dismount the microwave and remove the outside cover to get to the bulb. This is a fair amount of work but is not rocket science. I'm not famliar with your particular microwave, but it's probably that way. If it's any comfort to you, light bulbs are usually not covered by warranties or service contracts.

It won't hurt to run the microwave without a bulb.

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