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There is usually a small panel on the side of the microwave replace with a similar bulb. I think you can get them anywhere bulbs are sold

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Found this post on another fixya-type site: below is the link..
Here's a repeat of Kai's instructions so you don't have to scroll down. I just replaced mine and it was a snap. Just a few Phillips screws and a few tugs. No need to pull the unit completely out as you can access the bulb after it's about half way. No need to disconnect any wiring harness except pulling the bulb out of its socket. I used the 10w (G4 12V) replacement bulb from Home Depot at $6. The light is a bit brighter but there've been no problems with fuses.


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At the following site, http://www.ehow.com/how_4967054_change-light-bulb-microwave.html
detail instructions can be found for changing the light bulb in your microwave.
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If this works for you, please give me some positive feedback.
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