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For GE Oven PLT059-2 How do you access the surface lights for replacing bulbs? What is bulb #?

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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 to check if you can access the bulb fromthere. There may be a panel on the bottom covering the light(s), instead.
you may have to remove it from the wall, then remove the outer cover. If so, the installation instructions are very handy,
Once it's out of the wall, the outer cover (wrapper) will need to be removed, just as you'll need to do on a counter top model.

On a counter top model, be sure it's unplugged, but otherwise ignore the instructions above this paragraph.

The screws you need to remove should be pretty obvious, but 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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Posted on Sep 21, 2008

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SOURCE: ge microwave oven jes1288 light bulb replacement

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The light bulb assembly (bulb and socket are all one piece) is part number
WB36X951.

It is located on the air duct assembly where the door switches are mounted.

You can see an exploded view diagram here.

You'll need to remove the outer cover (wrapper) to get to the bulb assembly.

Always unplug a microwave before removing or installing any bulbs.

See these links before proceeding:
http://www.microwavedisplay.com/safety.txt
http://www.microwavedisplay.com/disassembly.txt

The screws you need to remove should be pretty obvious, but a special driver (such as a T20H 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.

If you're not able to find the bulb assembly at your local appliance parts store, you can order one here.

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Posted on Jan 24, 2009

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NO,If you can get to the three phillips screws directly over the vent door then you do not have to take the unit down. Unplug the unit. Remove the top three screws over the center of the louvre and then carefully lower the vent louvre. (Lowering helps me get a better grip on the louvre assembly. Then you will slide the vent louvre assembly about 1/8" to the left and then it will pull straight back and out. In the center is an aluminum cover which has a phillips screw facing you. Remove this screw and the cover plate. The light bulb is directly to the left of the inside of the cover plate. You will see the metal tabs which hold it in place. Pull the bulb housing assembly straight out (to your right) as you face the microwave. Then you will locate your halogen 120V 20W bulb. I just received this from a fellow guest on fix it and I was able to fix my unit 10 mintes ago.Also another tip was to take the inside glass out when reinserting the bulb unit back in because it does get in the way. Good Luck

Posted on Jun 08, 2009

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SOURCE: How to replace the bulb in our GE Microwave Oven,

the outter cover wrapes around unit remove screws, be careful high voltage is present even with power off just replace bulb reassemble

Posted on Jan 14, 2010

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  • 1 To replace the oven light,
first disconnect the power at the main fuse or circuit breaker panel or pull the plug.
  • 2 Remove the top grille by
taking out the 2 screws that hold it in place.
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That's on page 33 of the owner's manual. If you've misplaced yours, it's archived online here.

Cooktop Light/
Night Light

Replace the burned-out
bulb with a 40-watt
incandescent bulb
(WB36X10003), available
from your GE supplier.

1 To replace the bulb(s),
first disconnect the power
at the main fuse or circuit
breaker panel or pull the
plug.
2 Remove the screw from
light cover and lower
the cover.
3 Be sure the bulb(s) to be
replaced are cool before
removing. After breaking
the adhesive seal, remove
the bulb by gently turning.
4 Replace the screw.
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to the oven.

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Replace the burned-out
bulb with a 40-watt
incandescent bulb
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from your GE supplier.

1 To replace the oven light,
first disconnect the power
at the main fuse or circuit
breaker panel or pull the
plug.
2 Remove the top grille by
taking out the 2 screws
that hold it in place.
3 Next, remove the screw
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4 Replace the screw.
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