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Can't figure out how to change the light bulb inside the microwave

I have the instruction book, but it's not clear, I need a diagram to show me what to do? can anyone help How do you get to the interior light bulb for replacement?

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I stumble across this a while ago it shows how dificult it can be, good luck!

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