Question about GE Spacemaker JVM1640SJ Microwave Oven
It aint haolgen. This is another GE piece of POO engineering.
Unplug the microwave FIRST.
Now, Make sure your stove top is cold!
There are 6 phillips head screws holding a plate that secures the stove-top light and grease trap filters on the underside of the microwave. Lay on our back on the cooking elements looking at the bottom and remove the screws. The plate should swing down on hinges in the back.
Then remove the "bulb holder" which is held inplace with another phillips head screw. You can see what it looks like: http://www.appliancepartspros.com/partsearch/model.aspx?model_id=5100389
You should now be able to remove the "screw-in base" of the bulb with your hand or in my case, because I was so tight, I man-handled it with a pair of needle nose pliers.
Now, go find a bulb! good luck.
Posted on Dec 02, 2007
The base shouldn't need to come out unless it's defective, but in any case, I'll answer with more details.
First of all, 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: http://tinyurl.com/gv383
Posted on Nov 30, 2007
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