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CAN'T GET BULB ACCESS DOOR OFF TO REPLACE UNDERNEATH BULBS

I Have a GE Spacesaver Microwave oven. One of the light bulbs under the miocrowave (shines under the microwave) has gone out. There is one (1) screw on an access door, which I have taken off. The other side of the door says "Push", with arrows pointing towards the side of the microwave. I can not get the access door to move AT ALL! Is there a trick to taking off this pannel to get to these bulbs?
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Hello there:
first you need to remove the screws from the back of the microwave that hold on the casing and there might be some on the bottom too. then remove the outer casing
the bulb is under the casing towards the front right corner as you are looking at the front of the microwave

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