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GE microwave interior light bulb replacement.

I have a GE model SCA1000HBB. The interior light is not working. Is there something that shows where the bulb is and how to get to it?

please describe exactly what the part number and description of the bulb or light or lamp and where it's located on the unit. When I open the door, the interior light no longer works. I have the unit apart somewhat and believe I have the part but not sure.

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  • Anonymous Nov 29, 2007

    Where is the interior light located and how do I remove and replace same.

  • Anonymous Dec 01, 2007

    I hav e the same oven. The interior light doesn't work and I can't find the light. Where is it?

  • jubt Dec 24, 2007

    Bulb is out.  Can't find access to replace it. What bulb is needed to replace?

  • kstahly Jan 01, 2008

    I have the same problem with the light being burned out. My model number is JVM1790WK 01. It is the Microwave/Convection oven. It is mounted above the range. Can you get to the interior light without having to take down the microwave?? What are the steps?

  • sheesley Jan 28, 2008

    What kind of bulb do replace it with?

  • Anonymous Jan 30, 2008

    I have a ge convection microwave oven with the light out. How do I replace? The mode number is je1590 001.

  • karb Jan 30, 2008

    I have a ge convection microwave oven model number je1590sc. How do I replace the light?

  • geo tallman Feb 10, 2008

    model sca1001hss 02 looking for instructions to change interior light taken no steps yet

  • MARLA BOUDREAUX Feb 18, 2008

    I OPENED THE DOOR AFTER REHEATING A BISCUIT. WHEN I OPENED THE DOOR THE LIGHT BLEW OUT. I FIGURED THE LIGHT HAD BURNT OUT BUT WHEN I CLOSED THE DOOR THE INTERNAL FAN CONTINUES TO RUN. IT HAS BEEN OVER A MONTH SO I KEEP THE DOOR OPEN. ALL OTHER FUNCTIONS OF THE OVEN WORKS. THE MODEL NUMBER IS SCA1000HBB01. CAN YOU OFFER THE PART NEEDED?

  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2008

    Yes, I have the exact same problem.  I noticed the interior light was no longer working but the surface light works fine.  I checked the booklet that came with the microwave and it doesn't say where the light is or how to replace it.  HELP!  

  • ShariW Mar 24, 2008

    I have an Advantium 120 as well SCB1001KSS01. My interior /door light just went out. We can't beleive we can't do this our selves. I have the build. no steps taken, except calling GE.

  • DreaSmith Mar 26, 2008

    GE model JES1288SH02. Light bulb went out, where the heck is the old old bulb located. No manuel, I bought a model off the floor.



    Drea

  • mersack Mar 27, 2008

    I have a GE Microwave Model No. JHP60G-004AD, which is about 20+years old and the inside light is out. Where is it located and how do you replace it.

  • Ljmac Apr 09, 2008

    Hello:
    I have a GE JES1289 double grill with rotisserie Microwave oven and the light that reflects around the door is not working and I dont know how to go about taking it apart and replacing it. There are no screws or anything to un-do and I dont want to break it by trying to snap it off. Please help me so I can once again watch what I am heating in the microwave without making a mess.

  • Mpoehner Jun 15, 2008

    Where do I change the lite bulb in the GE Advantium 120?

  • Anonymous Jun 17, 2008

    have a replacement bulb but need to know how to install new bulb

  • Anonymous Jul 03, 2008

    i've read the manual but still don't know how to change the light bulb.

  • tms4343 Aug 11, 2008

    Need to replace interior light bulb

  • jfoster1 Aug 19, 2008

    How do I get access to the bulb to change it? I have the part number & can order.

  • Anonymous Nov 06, 2008

    SAME AS EVERYONE ELSE. plEASE help

  • kschlegel64 Nov 19, 2008

    I have to have this bulb replaced once a year. It is currently burned out and I am not much for repairing these things myself. It costs me $65 to have the repairman come and do it, and I am currently needing it replaced. The replacing of the light bulb has cost me more than the microwave. Isn't this unusual to have them burn out like this? I've never had to replace a bulb in any other unit!

  • Mister O1 Dec 01, 2008

    I agree, my microwave bulb burn every 3-6 months and replacement bulbs are expensive. GE should have designed the microwave with a better light bulb...

  • Anonymous Jan 23, 2009

    a solution

  • Anonymous Jan 23, 2009

    A solution was posted in 2007 yet there continue to be so many requests for help - scroll down - the solution is already right here!

  • qtpi410 May 04, 2009

    The interior light of my GE Advantium Model SCA1000HBB02 doe not work. I can not find in the booklet any thing about how to replace the bulb.

  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2014

    Interior light change

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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.

STEP-BY-STEP:
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" - hGE microwave interior light bulb replacement. - 6229660.jpg you'll need the offset screw drGE microwave interior light bulb replacement. - 7165bd6.jpg 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.

Doug

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    Thank You for the info

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Instead of using an offset screwdriver a regular one will work fine. Open the top cabinet door for a better angle, bend the plastic a little and you should have a clear shot at it. The bulb is nothing special its a g8 base 120v 20w bulb, $4.97 at home depot. GE should have used an appliance rated bulb that is vibration resistant!!!!

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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.

You can find them here: http://www.geappliances.com/service_and_support/literature/

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

That should tell you where the lamps are located.

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THIS WAS WHAT I NEEDED , WORKED PERFECTLY ,THANK YOU

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Dlarmstr's excellent post. I followed the instructions and had the bulb replaced in 10 minutes. FYI -- I used the bulb for the overhead since I'm waiting on the replacement buld from HomeDepot/GE. I'll look locally for another for future outages
Thanks again

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The Advantium SCA... has a different front than the SCB... SO, while these are excellent instructions for the SCA with the removable vent at top, the SCB with an electronic panel at the top may have different procedures for accessing the bulb

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I have the SCA2000BCC03 advantium. It is almost impossible to replace the interior light. After removing from wall remove the case and the control panel disconnecting all of the wires. Gentley pull cavity out giving you enough room to get an offset philips screwdriver on the single screw retaining the lamp. Its a bear but its possible to do and probably saves you $150 service charge. GE must have assembled the bulb unit before placing it into the unit. There is no simple way to replace the bulb. Maybe new units have easier access. My is 12 years old.

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Thanks dlarmstr. Excellent post. The offset screwdriver was an excellent suggestion. It only cost $2 at home depot - well worth it.

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SOURCE: 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: http://tinyurl.com/gv383

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
http://207.234.249.73/mwd/ge_lamp_replacement.jpg

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: http://www.instructables.com/id/SZFF4WSF44XYT8X/?comments=all

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

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