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There's a fuse that has blown. look for it near the bulb socket or on the main board inside the unit.

Jan 24, 2014 | Microwave Ovens

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Light bulbs in built in microwave have come apart when we tried to unscrew them for replacement. How can we get the broken end of the light bulb out of the sockets?


Most Samsung microwaves use a bulb and bracket assembly that is meant to be replaced as a unit, not disassembled (see image). If the bulb base was secured using epoxy or some other means, it may not be possible to remove without damaging the bracket.

That said, you can try traditional methods for removing broken light bulb bases. Remember to always unplug the fixture/appliance, or shut off and mark the breaker serving it, before working.

A cut potato or carrot can sometimes be pushed onto the broken glass left in the base, to provide a handle for unscrewing the base. On smaller bulbs, I have successfully used the eraser on the end of a pencil.

If the bulb was really stubborn, I would probably try filling the base with a hot glue gun, then pushing a screwdriver into the soft glue. Once the glue hardens, turning the screwdriver should unscrew the bulb base (if it is at all possible).

As you may have discovered, pliers and the like tend to just break off small pieces of the broken glass bulb.

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Jul 13, 2011 | Samsung Microwave Ovens

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Clock on control panel works, control panel counts down when start is pushed, light inside doesn't work nor fan or light under unit. I replaced fuse but wasn't the problem. Any ideas? I first noticed...


We see (and repair) this a lot. The problem is on the control panel, which we regularly repair nationwide by mail for $39.95 postpaid.

At our Web site, you can get details of our service, plus we have a video available showing how to remove a typical over the range control panel assembly in under 5 minutes.

This light failure often occurs when a bulb goes out and the filament shorts, or when the bulbs are removed or installed without first unplugging the oven from the power line. Either can cause such a failure on the controller.

The lights can can be inoperable or stuck on or stuck in "night light" mode. Sometimes this will similarly affect the fan operation or inside light, too.

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Dec 02, 2010 | Whirlpool MH1150XM Convection/Microwave...

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Changing the lightbulb in my microwave


This is pretty common and can be a pain. It's often tacked in place with contact cement or hot glue, and sometimes there may have been enough moisture to corrode and seize up.

You could heat it up (hair dryer, maybe?) then use needle nose pliers. Be careful if heating so you don't burn anything.

You may be able to put the tips of needle nose pliers inside the broken bulb's socket, gently but firmly force the pliers jaws apart and then rotate the pliers to loosen it.

Another cool trick is to put a big glob of hot glue on the end of a stick or dowel, then shove it into the broken base and let it cool about 5 minutes, then turn the stick.

I like to put a little WD-40 or rust buster on the threads of the new bulb, too. Grease, Vaseline, cooking oil, or anything like that will work. Just a thin coat.

If after replacing the ublbs they still won't come on, or they are stuck, or your fans have trouble, you may have had a surge that damaged the board.

We see (and repair) this a lot. The problem is on the control panel, which we regularly repair nationwide by mail for $39.95 postpaid in about a week or so.

At our Web site, you can get details of our service, plus we have a video available showing how to remove a typical over the range control panel assembly in under 5 minutes.

This light failure often occurs when a bulb goes out and the filament shorts, or when the bulbs are removed or installed without first unplugging the oven from the power line. Either can cause such a failure on the controller.

The lights can can be inoperable or stuck on or stuck in "night light" mode. Sometimes this will similarly affect the fan operation or inside light, too.

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

Dec 12, 2009 | Frigidaire 1.6 Cu. Ft. Over-the-Range...

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I have an Ewave microwave/range hood. How do I


Depends on the model number but here are some owner's manuals to check:

HTML clipboard http://www.microwavedisplay.com/KOT131UB.pdf
http://www.microwavedisplay.com/KOT131UW.pdf
http://www.microwavedisplay.com/KOT152UB.pdf
http://www.microwavedisplay.com/KOT152UW.pdf
http://www.microwavedisplay.com/KOT153UB.pdf
http://www.microwavedisplay.com/KOT153UW.pdf
http://www.microwavedisplay.com/KOT170SB.pdf
http://www.microwavedisplay.com/KOT170SW.pdf
http://www.microwavedisplay.com/KOT171S.pdf

If you find that you still have trouble after replacing the bulbs, you probably have a problem on the circuit board.

We see (and repair) this a lot. The problem is on the control panel, which we regularly repair nationwide by mail for $39.95 postpaid in about a week or so.

At our Web site, you can get details of our service, plus we have a video available showing how to remove a typical over the range control panel assembly in under 5 minutes.

This light failure often occurs when a bulb goes out and the filament shorts, or when the bulbs are removed or installed without first unplugging the oven from the power line. Either can cause such a failure on the controller.

The lights can can be inoperable or stuck on or stuck in "night light" mode. Sometimes this will similarly affect the fan operation or inside light, too.

Feel free to contact me directly (and please remind me of your full model number from the tag on the unit) for more information & help.

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

William E. Miller, AS-EET
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Oct 29, 2009 | Daewoo Microwave Ovens

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Broken bulb


From what others have said, it will come out, but you have to use some strong good needle nose pliers to turn the base in the socket.

Jan 12, 2008 | Whirlpool MH2155XP Microwave Oven

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Stuck light bulb in micro wave hood.


Be sure the oven is unplugged from the wall first.

In many cases, you have to break out the glass from the bulb and then use small needlenose pliers to unscrew the bulb base.

Once you get the lamps replaced, if they won't turn on or turn off, then you also have a damaged circuit board, which we regularly repair nationwide for $39.95 postpaid.

Details are at our site, linked is at our listing here on FixYa: http://tinyurl.com/yzjozk

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Jan 08, 2008 | Whirlpool MH7135XE Microwave Oven

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Need replacement bulbs for over-range hood


These are 20W 120V bulbs with what's called the intermediate base. The new Panasonic part number is ANE6030540AP and you can get them at Tritronics at http://www.wehaveparts.com or Vance Baldwin at http://www.vancebaldwin.com You should also be able to get them at local appliance parts stores, Lowe's (or similar) or even a large grocery store. You can also use Sharp part # RLMPT0003YBE0 from either of the above sites.

Dec 13, 2006 | Panasonic NN-2505A Microwave Oven

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