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Interior Light is out

There is no mention on how to change the interior light or where to get replacement parts for this in the instruction manual. HELP can' t watch the food go around!!

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We just finished the in-wall repair and thought others may benefit from our experience.

Here is the link:
http://www.rainydaymagazine.com/RDM2009/Home/July/Week2/RDMHomeJul1109.htm#AdvantiumBulbReplacement

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Thanks for the info on locating a new one.

FYI - it's very difficult to locate the position of the bulb inside the oven! GE cleverly put it underneath a metal plate (left side), behind the plastic grill cover on the top/front of the unit. This means you have to uncrew about 6-8 screws to get to the bulb. THEN, you have to pull it out with a set of needlenose plyers, once you can dislodge it from the very tight space in which it rests (upside down?).

Thanks, GE, for making a simple task something extremely complicated and cost-centric in this day and age. I think the engineer that designed this over should be fired, if not shot at sunset.

I will NEVER buy another GE appliance. It has been my experience that they do not make their parts universal, nor do they make self-repairs practical, or cheap.

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Its in the upper rear behind a plastic or metal shield. walmart has the bulb

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