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Grilling bulb out

There are two bulbs in the top interior for grilling one has never worked. I need to know what the part is and can it be replaced

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    Hetztronics ltd Apr 01, 2014

    Hi Chris Thomas, I want to help you with your problem, but I need more information from you. Can you please add details in the comment box?
    could you able to upload picture of upper portion?

  • Chris Thomas
    Chris Thomas Apr 01, 2014

    This is a Whirlpool Gold G2Microven GH6177xps. It has a grilling feature with a sizzle pan. These are the bulbs in the top interior tha come on during the grilling process. It does not look like a componet that can be removed, There is a wire grill over it to protect it from being damaged. The bulbs are about 8 inches long and 1/2 inch wide.

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    Chris Thomas Apr 01, 2014

    Could not upload pics or video to this address

  • Denise Moar Apr 04, 2014

    There are actually three bulbs up there: The AP3178102 is a halogen "browner," the AP3177887 is an "element," and the AP5670968 is the "heater." I'm not sure which does which, but I know you access them from the top of the cabinet. In other words, you have to take the beast down to replace them. You can find all of these athttp://www.appliancepartspros.com/magnet... . But I'd shop around some, as these are price $150.00, $55.00 and $50.00, respectively at the URL I just noted. I'd also try every setting to determine if there's one that calls for the bulb you've never seen turn on before buying a new one.

  • Chris Thomas
    Chris Thomas Apr 08, 2014

    Thank you Denise, that would explain why they do not come on at the same time. I will check into it.

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Hello chris microwave is an american model
I found the tube/bulb you looking for is like the picture and called quartz grill tube and can be replace by similar voltage 120 v
grilling bulb out - f5a964d9-0bc4-46a1-adbb-8723896b3c71.jpg

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SOURCE: replacing interior light bulb

It may be an assembly with the bulb permanently fixed to the socket, requiring the replacement of both together.

Otherwise, in some cases manufacturers use glue or tape to keep the bulb from loosening.

You can find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here: http://tinyurl.com/gv383

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