Question about Microwave Ovens
The light bulb blew in my microwave and I can't get it out of the socket. It actually "blew" out and remnants of the metal are left in the socket. Tried everything. Any suggestions?
Well on a regular light bulb socket - the suggestion was to take a potato and cut one end of it and wedge it on to take it off I personally think that is too messy not only that it wouldn't work for a microwave. First off unplug the microwave, now what I have done to take the base of the bulbs out is use a pair of needle nose pliers, open the pliers inside the base and gently apply pressure with the pliers inside the base and attempt to turn the base as if you were to simply unscrew the light bulb. Also what I have done before - with the same concept use a flat head screw driver and apply pressure towards the direction of unsrewing the lightbulb. MAKE SURE you do either gently because if you are not gentle with it you can damage your socket.
Posted on Mar 04, 2009
Remove the screws on the bottom of the unit and the panel drops. You can then remove one screw on the actual bulb holder and use plyers to spin it out. Make sure you disconnect the power.
Posted on Dec 16, 2007
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