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Model R-401FX The light went out. How do I replace the bulb? Where can I purchase a bulb and new mica card?

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Have you tried looking online for a manual or even the maker's website to see if they might have any additional information?

As far as buying bulbs and other things, its best to go to the maker's website as they'll have their replacement products for sale there.

Posted on Jul 21, 2009

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