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I replaced the bulbs in the underside of the microwave but the lights still won't turn on, can someone tell me what i'm doing wrong or something else I need to do? It's a whirlpool model # MH6130XEB-1

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Whirlpool model # MH6130XEB
You did not say if the machine works otherwise.

I gather you replace the bulbs in the ventilation section;
http://www.appliancepartspros.com/partsearch/model.aspx?model_id=260489

Click on the diagram 8 in the left-hand side for ventilation for those bulbs.

Is it plugged in ?

You can check.
Line Fuse
Thermal Fuse
You can find a diagram at;
http://www.appliancepartspros.com/partsearch/model.aspx?model_id=260489

Click on the diagram 5 in the left-hand side for interior parts and another bulb.

You can check;
Switch;
You can take a voltmeter and place it on the bulb contacts and see if voltage is present when the machine is switch on.

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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.

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 fan can be inoperable or stuck on or no bright, too. Sometimes this will similarly affect the exhaust fan operation, 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
prototech@usa.net
http://www.microwavedisplay.com

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