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How do I change the light bulb?


It is hard task.
  • You will need special tools, e.g. Torx screwdriver (star) and other
  • Be careful. Oven must be disconnected from mains.
  • The disassembling is complicated and procedure consist of more steps.
  • Microwave oven lamps bulbs are very special. They often do not have usual lamp cap. See Microwave Oven Lamp Bulb with Base
  • Watch this video as example what will your task:
Microwave Oven Lamp Replacement Samsung T170 Light Bulb UK

Some oven lamp types:
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Jan 28, 2016 | Microwave Ovens

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How can I obtain the special Torx-like tool apparently required to remove the back of a Panasonic NN-H655/SN676 Inverter Microwave? I want to replace the light bulb.


Many ovens are now built with "tamper-resistant" Torx screws. These have a center pin to keep a regular driver from fitting. You can buy drivers now at many stores or from online vendors. Sears has them, I think, and I know the Harbor Freight chain carries them if you have one near you. I just tried a search on eBay for "tamper torx" and there are a lot of vendors if you can't find them locally.

Oct 05, 2010 | Panasonic NN-S768BA/WA Microwave Oven

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Kenmore 66462,changing the bulb,went out in the first year,has some funky screws on the back that i have never seen before,what kind of tool do you need for theses screws,there is a little stud sticking...


You can remove them using using a T20H Torx type or GTXH20-100 screwdriver. If the correct tool is not available, there are several ways to remove the screws:

- Use a hammer and a small punch or similar tool to knock out the middle post of the screw, then use a standard T20 Torx bit to remove the screws. (Use safety glasses).

- Insert a small flat-bladed screwdriver (such as a jeweler’s type) into the slot between the post and the edge, tap the screwdriver firmly with a hammer to loosen the screw, grip the screwdriver with pliers, and remove the screw.

- Use a hacksaw or Dremel tool to cut a slot in the head of the screw, then use a flat-bladed screwdriver to remove the screws. (Use safety glasses).

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Be sure to put all the screws back in the right holes, since some may be special grounding screws.

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Sep 08, 2010 | Kenmore 66469 / 66462 / 66464 Microwave...

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How do i fix the light bulb inside, because there are some screws that require a special toll but i can not find this tool


You can usually remove anti-tamper screws using a T20H Torx type or GTXH20-100 screwdriver.

If the correct tool is not available, there are several ways to remove the screws:


- Use a hammer and a small punch or similar tool to knock out the middle post of the screw, then use a standard T20 Torx bit to remove the screws. (Use safety glasses).

- Insert a small flat-bladed screwdriver (such as a jeweler’s type) into the slot between the post and the edge, tap the screwdriver firmly with a hammer to loosen the screw, grip the screwdriver with pliers, and remove the screw.

- Use a hacksaw or Dremel tool to cut a slot in the head of the screw, then use a flat-bladed screwdriver to remove the screws. (Use safety glasses).

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Aug 22, 2010 | Microwave Ovens

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How do I change the light bulb on my sharp R-530BS


You have to remove the shell. Screws are in the back and may require special tool (torx, security). Be certain to remove power and be very careful as the shell will have many sharp edges. The bulb is along the right side (as you face the oven opening). It is a specialty bulb you will have to order from an appliance parts house (or try e-bay).

Apr 15, 2010 | Sharp R-530BS Microwave Oven

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JE1590


A special driver (such as a T20H Torx type or GTXH20-100) may be needed.

Some folks just use a hammer to tap and loosen the screw, then a small flathead screwdriver can be used to remove the screw, as shown in the photo.

Another creative solution is to use a hacksaw or a Dremel tool to carefully cut a slot in the head so a flatblade will fit it.

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Sep 25, 2008 | GE JE1590 Convection / Microwave Oven

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How do you change the light bulb


If there's no obvious removable cover over the bulb (and the owner's manual doesn't address it) some disassembly may be required.

Always unplug a microwave before removing or installing any bulbs.

over the range models

If it's an over the range type, remove the vent grille across the top and see if bulbs can be accessed there. There may be a panel on the bottom covering the light(s), instead.

If not, chances are you'll have to remove it from the wall, then remove the outer cover. If so, the installation instructions are very handy, and it's best to have two people since the microwave can be heavy and awkward.

If you don't have your instructions, please reply back with your brand and model number.

Once it's out of the wall, the outer cover (wrapper) will need to be removed.

The screws you need to remove should be pretty obvious, and a special driver (such as a T20H Torx type or GTXH20-100) may be needed.

Be sure to put all the screws back in the right holes, since some may be special grounding screws.

Bulbs can be had in most grocery stores, hardware stores, home improvement centers, and big box or department stores.

Many models use halogen lamps. You must not touch the new one with your bare skin, as the oils will shorten the bulb life.

counter top models

If there's no obvious removable cover over the bulb (and the owner's manual doesn't address it) some disassembly may be required.

Always unplug a microwave before removing or installing any bulbs.

The screws you need to remove should be pretty obvious, and a special driver (such as a T20H Torx type or GTXH20-100) may be needed.

Be sure to put all the screws back in the right holes, since some may be special grounding screws.

Bulbs can be had in most grocery stores, hardware stores, home improvement centers, and big box or department stores.

Many models use halogen lamps. You must not touch the new one with your bare skin, as the oils will shorten the bulb life.

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Jul 03, 2008 | Sharp Microwave Ovens

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Miccrowave dmt2420s


The outer cover (wrapper) will need to be removed.

The screws you need to remove should be pretty obvious, and a special driver (such as a T20H Torx type or GTXH20-100) may be needed.

Be sure to put all the screws back in the right holes, since some may be special grounding screws.

The bulb is located in the top side of a plastic or metal duct located on the right side of the cooking cavity.

The bulb is common and can be had in most grocery stores, hardware stores, home improvement centers, and big box or department stores.

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Jun 21, 2008 | Dacor DMT2420SS Microwave Oven

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How do I change the light bulb in an Amana microwave model# ACM1580AS?


The whole metal cover should be removed, 2 special tamper proof screws are at the bottom back end use a small screw driver to pry or break the center post and then use torx screw driver to take it out, the bulb is a specialty bulb available in partselect.com for almost 30 bucks. good luck!

Jun 20, 2008 | Amana Microwave Ovens

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CHANGING LIGHTBULB ON MICROWAVE


they should be torx # 15 0r # 20 this is not aifficult tool set to get unless the manufacturer put high security type torx and those have a small nipple in the middle of the screw so the tool has a small hole in the middle of the end. Good Luck

May 21, 2006 | Kenmore Brew 'n Wave 63992/63999 Microwave...

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