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Replacing interior light bulb

I am unable to unscrew the interior bulb in order to replace it. Any suggestions?

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Re: 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:

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Replacing the bulb is not really that tricky, and they only cost a few quid, so definitely worth doing:
1. unplug and take the cover off,
2. remove the two screws at the sides of the control panel, and move the panel out the way,
3. remove the metal plate covering the bulb area (5 screws),
4. squeeze and detach the springy fold of metal holding the bulb,
5. pull off the the bulb's electrical connections
6. unscrew and unhook the bulb, and replace!

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unlike the older models were there was a small compartment were you could take of a small covering and unscrew / replace the globe they are now a sealed unit if you take the entire top of youl see the globe and black globe holder dont try to unscrew it they dont unscrew if you can order a new globe holder included then simply install as per removal but be carefull microwaves hold a lot of power even when disconnected from power dont touch the capacitor or it will shock you

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GE microwave interior light bulb replacement.

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:

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:

We're happy to help and we appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

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most microwave ovens built in the last 20 years do not have an
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from the front lip of the chassis. the light bulb should be close to the front of the microwave behind the control panel. Some lights
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can u open the housing?. you can look at the spot where the light is and you can see a bulb holder screwed on the metal housing. it has two wires hooked up to that holder. remove those wires and unscrew the holder of the bulb. look closely at the bulb if it is fiited to the holder like an ordinary light bulb. if its like that then you can unscrew it and replace it. if its not screwed to the holder then you have to buy the whole bulb assembly at the dealer of your microwave. it is considered a special bulb only from the dealer you can get. i hope i was able to solve your problem..

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GE microwave interior light bulb replacement.

It's pretty simple as long as you have an offset phillips screwdriver...

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):
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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!):
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Then, you can gently lift the sheet metal panel, find the light housing, squeeze and remove/replace :)
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That's it...just replace bulb and reverse for reassembly. Be sure to keep track of screw locations there are various sizes/lengths used.


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GE microwave interior light bulb replacement.

Manufacturers used to include access panels in the rear or side so you could easily change the bulb. That exposed the customer to 110V connectors, and that posed a real liability threat, so they stopped using them.

You now must generally remove the outer cover to replace the bulb.

In many over-the-range models, that can mean having to take the oven down from the wall! For safety's sake, that should be a two-person job and it's really helpful if you have your original installation instructions to do this.

Many models use one halogen lamp to illuminate the cooktop and another to illuminate the cavity. You must not touch them with your bare skin as the oils will shorten the bulb life.

You can find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here:

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