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I replaced bottom switch on model cfmv156dc because microwave was not cooking, now it works but the 2 bulbs underneath are not working, bulbs not burnt out.

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They work off a switch also check your switches

Posted on Oct 14, 2013

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SOURCE: kenmore microwave model 721.62644200

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

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.

This can often also affect the exhaust fan operation, too. The lights and fan can be inoperable or stuck on too.

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Posted on Jan 20, 2008

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SOURCE: GE spacemaker xl 1400, lights on bottom won't work

To Person who answered Best Solution above,
This worked nicely thank you.
After removing my circuit board the long silver strip was intact, however where it makes the turn about quarter inch, the solder or foil seam had a break in it which I filled-gap with solder.
My guess is if the "foil" or thin 2" long strip is serving as a fuse, it would still melt again even with my solder on the shorter section, in event of overload. Also seen on the plastic area directly behind where the circuit board would mount, and where the "foil" was blown, was a small blackened area as evidence of the blown foil. 2 new bulbs and all is well again Thanks!

Posted on Feb 09, 2008

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SOURCE: Magic Chef mco153ubf

I had the same problem. My Magic Chef, MCO153UBF Microwave had similar problems. The Magnatron, Cooling fan, Turn table and under hood lights were not working at all after hearing a pop sound under the control panel. Thought it was the fuse but the fuse was fine after testing and replacing. I checked the circuit breaker wired to my house and saw it had a break to my kitchen outlets so i flipped the switch to get back the kitchen outlets. Then I checked the microwaves Control Panel ( Printed Circuit Board) underneath and saw to traces were burnt. I soldered the two trace lines and the fixed the problem.

Posted on Feb 17, 2008

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SOURCE: Underneath Light funtion stopped working on Kenmore 62642 model

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

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.

Details of our service and critical safety information and disassembly information is at our site, and our link is at our listing here on FixYa: http://tinyurl.com/yzjozk

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Posted on Feb 19, 2008

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SOURCE: Burnt bulb in GE JE1590sc001 convection microwave

You can locate it by looking inside the cavity for an area that is perforated.
If this area is not a panel that can be removed, replacing it may (often) require removing a few sheet metal screws along the rear edge of the unit; rarely is the housing held on with more than that.
With the screws removed, lift up on the rear edge and pull toward the back.

DO NOT LEAVE IT PLUGGED IN!

Also, because there are components that may keep a charge (capacitors) for hours, I would recommend letting it sit unplugged overnight before removing the housing.

The bulb may be either a cylindrical type such as many sewing machines use or a smaller version of a standard bulb.
Neither of which anyone ever has at home, of course.

Any of the large 'home improvement' stores should have these 'made in China' bulbs at an inflated price.

Posted on Jun 03, 2008

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I would need to know which light, the cooktop / work lights or the inside lights. And I would need to know which switch you replaced.

I would need the FULL model number & "FCC ID" number from the tag in cooking cavity or around door frame or control frame or on back.

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Good Afternoon Friend,

I understand that you want to know how to remove the cover on your Frigidaire microwave, model# FGMV205K. There are two different covers that you are able to remove for access to two different light bulbs.

If you are trying to change the Microwave Oven Light for inside your microwave:

    1)To replace light bulb, first disconnect power to your microwave oven at the circuit breaker panel or by unplugging it.

    2)Remove the louver by removing the three Hood Louver Screws.

    3)Push in the upper tabs and pull the louver away from your appliance.

    4)Remove the light bulb and replace with a new 20 watt light bulb. DO NOT USE BULB LARGER THAN 20 WATTS.

    5)Close the Oven Light Cover by carefully pushing into place. Push the louver back into place (engaging both the bottom and top tabs) and change to hood Louver Screws.


    If you are trying to change the light bulbs underneath your Microwave:

      1)To replace light bulbs, first disconnect power to your microwave oven at the circuit breaker panel or by unplugging it.

      2)To open Light Cover, remove the screw on the light cover.

      3)Replace the light bulbs with new 20 watt light bulbs. DO NOT USE BULBS LARGER THAN 20 WATTS.

      4)Close the Light Cover and secure with screw removed at step 2.

      If further troubleshooting is needed, I ask that you please let me know the error codes displayed on your appliance. Hope this is helpful.

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Whirlpool microwave model mh1150xmb


please test this steps and fix it. God bless you

  1. Light bulbIf your microwave light bulb is not working, perhaps it has blown. The first step is to replace the bulb and power on the microwave. If this does not correct the issue, the next step is to check the socket and wiring to verify if that is the problem.
  2. Light bulb socket & main control boardIf your microwave light bulb is not working after the installation of a new bulb, check the light socket as well as the wiring to ensure they are properly operating. If these sources are functioning properly, the next step is to check for a faulty control board as a possible root cause to your microwave light bulb malfunction.
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Hi have microwave model #cfmv156dc, it will not turn on or rotate or cook, everything else is working, the clock timers, lights etc, trying to search out a manual but have no luck, do you have a...


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Depending on the model, you might NOT be able to replace the bulb yourself.

With many microwave appliances the bulbs are located in a secure area away from the cooking area of the machine. If you look inside the oven, you should see an area that looks like a grill of sorts. This is most likely where the bulb is located and might not be readily accessible for you to replace unlike a conventional oven light bulb is.

Verify first where the bulb is located. If it is located in an enclosed area of the oven, you might need to call for onsite service from Whirlpool to replace the bulb. Most likely this is the case. And you should ask yourself:

1- Is the unit in warranty still?
2- If YES, then call Whirlpool Service to have it worked on
3- If NO, then ask yourself, how much do I really need a light, because to have someone come out and service the unit will cost about $100+ USD to get it working again.

I know this is not what you wanted to read as a solution, but it might be the only thing to do. There is no listed part number for a replacement bulb therefore, it is a service installable part only.

Hope this helps you out.

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Cooking light inoperable, everything else working fine


just did further testing...I stated incorrectly before, appears to be one/both relays for this light

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Underneath Light funtion stopped working on Kenmore 62642 model


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

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.

Details of our service and critical safety information and disassembly information is at our site, and our link is at our listing here on FixYa: http://tinyurl.com/yzjozk

We're happy to help and we appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

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