Question about Microwave Ovens
The interior light is out. How do I replace the interior light bulb?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
It's pretty simple as long as you have an offset phillips
Of course, be sure to disconnect power to microwave and be sure not to touch the new halogen bulb with fingers.
First, remove upper vent panel and remove inner filter (same directions for just replacing inner carbon filter):
Then, remove inner plastic grille (2 screws) and final screw on left side of metal "air duct" - here's where you'll need the offset screw driver (and a little patience!):
Then, you can gently lift the sheet metal panel, find the light housing, squeeze and remove/replace :)
That's it...just replace bulb and reverse for reassembly. Be sure to keep track of screw locations there are various sizes/lengths used.
Posted on Dec 26, 2007
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
Your post has two distinct model numbers shown, so it's hard to be precise, but I'll try my best.
You can usually find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here: http://tinyurl.com/gv383
I have a diagram at my site which helps you find & replace many GE cooktop and cavity light bulbs. Other models are similar. It's at
Always unplug a microwave before removing or installing any bulbs!
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), too.
If not, chances are you'll have to remove it from the wall, then remove the outer cover.
Many models use halogen lamps. You must not touch the new one with your bare skin, as the oils will shorten the bulb life.
If yours is an Advantium type, the following instructable should help: http://www.instructables.com/id/SZFF4WSF44XYT8X/?comments=all
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Posted on Jun 08, 2008
SOURCE: Light bulb in oven went out
Remove the top grill by removing two screws in the top. Pull the top of the grill out towards you as the bottom has pegs on it. About 6 inches from the left is metal cover that you just squeeze with your finger tips to remove. This exposes the bulb.
Posted on Mar 29, 2009
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