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Can't access light bulb in Jenn-Air microwave JMC8127DDS

How in the world do you access the light bulb inside this microwave?  Jenn-Air Customer Service had no solutions other than calling a service tech to come out.  Seriously?  To change a light bulb?  Gotta be a way to do this.  Help...

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MicrowaveSvc
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SOURCE: Jenn-Air JMC8100- Microwave

You can see and hear a video of how a turntable motor should sound when you rotate it by hand.

If yours is not set to be off via the control panel, and it won't rotate or it sounds like it's grinding, etc., you may have a bad motor or plastic coupler.

To replace either, you need to unplug power, then remove the bottom cover of the oven.

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

There should also be a "mini-manual" hidden inside the unit behind the control panel or hidden on the left side behind the grille, which is very helpful when troubleshooting & testing.

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

Posted on Aug 08, 2008

MicrowaveSvc
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SOURCE: Jenn-Air Microwave Bulb and Filters Inaccessible - Design Flaw - Help!

It's not a design flaw. The microwave was incorrectly mounted.

The installation instructions (installation kit) included a template for proper alignment of the microwave on the cabinetry.

If it had been aligned with the template, the two top grill screws would be easily accessible.

The grille must be removed to access the lights and the charcoal filters, which should be changed every 6-12 months if they are used.

If they are in place and not changed regularly, critical ventilation and cooling can be affected.

Your owner's manual can be downloaded free here, and it shows you how to change the bulbs and filter.

It will have to be remounted properly.

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

Posted on Nov 08, 2008

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SOURCE: jenn-air microwave dead

I'm afraid since Jenn Air has become a division of Whirlpool (along with numerous others) the quality has suffered.
I was going to suggest that you purchase a service manual for your unit so you could 'reset' it yourself. Service manuals can cost from $12-$40 US and in many cases obviate the need for 'professional' service calls. However, I couldn't find one offered for your model number so your only choices are to continue to pay for 'service' or examine the guts visually to see if you can locate any reset feature. This is what I would do.
When microwaves fail, older ones generally need a diode, a big capacitor or the magnetron replaced. Newer units are suffering power supply failures as many have moved from the reliable but less efficient 'linear' power supplies to 'switched mode' types that are more efficient but more complex and prone to failure. These later types usually have the word 'inverter' in the model description.     

Posted on Jan 04, 2009

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SOURCE: Jenn-Air JMC7000 Microwave stop working

I have the same unit and age the JMC7000 everything appeared normal on the display and countdown etc...But it would not heat,I trouble shooted the problem and discovered it was a faulty door switch I replaced it and it works like new again.I ordered the part from www.repairclinic.com it's an easy fix.and costs a few bucks...

Posted on Feb 06, 2009

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Hello, i'm looking to replace my light bulb in my jenn-air microwave oven modeljmc8130dds. any help would be greatly appreciated.


The lamp is inside the oven so it is necessary to remove the cabinet but be aware that dangerous voltages are exposed even with power disconnected.

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How do I replace light bulb on my Jenn-Air microwave?


Hi.

You will need to partly disassemble the oven by removing the outer cover held by screws (the cover part 2 on the first diagram). once there you will see the bulb hand side, located on the right (the bulb is part 6 in second diagram).

Before disassemblying the appliance disconnect power, by tripping circuit breaker or unplugging the power cord.

Here the replacement part for the model JMC9158AAS, listed in title: PS391758 .
Diagrams below are also for Jenn-Air JMC9158AAS.

If you have a different model, use the links listed here: Where do I find parts and diagrams for my appliance?

Here the diagrams. Click on the pictures to enlarge.

Diagram 1:

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Diagram 2:

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Unless you are a technician or a trained DIYer, better ringing the number listed on the owners manual to call service support. A badly assembled microwave will be dangerous for your health. The capacitor inside the microwave can also release dangerous discharge, take care and observe safety prescriptions while disassembling.

Regards.

on Apr 08, 2010 | Jenn-Air JMC9158AAS Convection/Microwave...

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Is there a secret way to access the light bulb in my jmc8130dds???


Hello, Thank You for using FixYa. I will be helping you today. I belive you have to remove the unit and remove the top to access the light.
Thank You and please rate my answer if it was helpful..

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My JENN-AIR Microwave Oven stop working, no light is coming in front pennel, I checked power exist in wall outlet, I suspect some kind of fuse blown into microwave oven, my microwave oven make & model...


Hi, my name is Audrey and I am a Jenn-Air employee. I would appreciate the opportunity to assist you with your microwave. Please send me an email through our customer service address,

NAR_JennAir_CustomerExperience@JennAir.com

and type 'Attention: Audrey' in the subject line. Please include your full name, phone number, and model/serial number, and I will look into the issue for you.

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I have the Jenn-Air microwave oven. It is mounted in a cabinet. How do I replace the light? Should I try to remove the microwave from the cabinet? If so, how is this done. The manual is vague on this. It...


Most microwaves are similar in design, and here is how for a GE, which will most likely apply to the Jenn Air:
http://forum.appliancepartspros.com/microwave-repair/84864-microwave-lightbulb-replacement.html
This site explains the process:
http://forum.appliancepartspros.com/microwave-repair/165-microwave-interior-light-bulb-replacement.html
To discharge the cap, you can touch an insulated screwdriver across it's terminals, but just avoid the contacts and you will be fine.
Sorry to have to relay tough news, but how this helps you repair it.

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HOw do i replace the inside bulb?


Hi. I just told you, there is no acces for the bulb in microwaves. Bulb replacement is not supposed to be a user level maintenance operation. You will need to remove the microwave outer cover to replace the bulb.

Here again my instructions: How do I replace light bulb.

Regards.

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Broken light bulb


Go to an appliance parts store to get the bulb.

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Jenn-Air Microwave Bulb and Filters Inaccessible - Design Flaw - Help!


It's not a design flaw. The microwave was incorrectly mounted.

The installation instructions (installation kit) included a template for proper alignment of the microwave on the cabinetry.

If it had been aligned with the template, the two top grill screws would be easily accessible.

The grille must be removed to access the lights and the charcoal filters, which should be changed every 6-12 months if they are used.

If they are in place and not changed regularly, critical ventilation and cooling can be affected.

Your owner's manual can be downloaded free here, and it shows you how to change the bulbs and filter.

It will have to be remounted properly.

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

Nov 06, 2008 | Jenn-Air Microwave Ovens

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