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Burnt out Microwave light in Kitchenaide KBMC140H Can you explain how to replace?

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Step1
Make sure the bulb is actually burned out. Confirm the oven is plugged in and that a circuit breaker is not tripped. 
Step2
Look for the manual to determine what size bulb is required. Most use a 40 watt appliance bulb. If you can not find the manual, then buy a bulb to replace it after you take out the old one. 
Step3
Confirm that the oven is not on. Allow it to cool to room temperature if it has recently been used. 
Step4
Open the door and use a flashlight to light the area where the bulb is located. Do not put weight on the door itself, but go in at an angle or sideways. 
Step
5
Find the shield or cover over the bulb, gently pull or twist it off. Some glass covers are surrounded by a wire clip or a ring that is screwed in to the back. 
Step6
Gently remove either the wire clip or ring. Since the cover is most likely glass, be cautious. Unscrew the entire glass cover similar to a jar lid in older versions of ovens. Then repeat process if there is more than one bulb.

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Posted on Feb 14, 2009

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Hi!

You are talking about microwave bulb?

Posted on Feb 14, 2009

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    Rylee Smith Feb 14, 2009

    To replace the bulb 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.

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Hi

can you please be specific on which part is damaged, and has to be change..

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You need to remove the covert plate, then you replace the light.

Posted on Feb 14, 2009

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    Ginko Feb 14, 2009

    Here is the exploded view for your oven:



    Remove plate nr 67 to access the lamp assembly.

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