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Model # JVM1870W07-what is the easiest way to change these-was able to get the bulbs out-but can't the new ones in-hard to see the holes from the back


HELLO.The easiest and only solution is given below.

things you need
  • Phillips screwdriver
  • 40-watt replacement bulb

    1 Unplug the microwave and open the door.
2 Remove the screws from the front grill and pull it off of the oven. The screws are located on the underside of the grill.
3 Pull the light bulb housing toward you through the access panel.
4 Unscrew the old light bulb and replace it with the new 40-watt light bulb.
5 Rotate the light bulb housing toward the back of the oven. Reattach the grill with the screws and plug the microwave back into the electrical outlet.
Thanks.

Sep 16, 2011 | GE Spacemaker JVM1640SJ Microwave Oven

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Need to change the light bulb. found it but can't


push in on the bulb and then turn a quarter turn counter-clockwise,its a bayonet base bulb,not a candelabra base like a typical light bulb has

Jul 26, 2010 | GE Spacemaker JVM1640SJ Microwave Oven

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One surface light bulb on GE Profile microwave keeps burning out


I have the same problem. The left one burns out within a couple of hours use, the other one lasts a couple of months and is then gone. This pattern has repeated over 8 years. I replace them every now and then and then just go without until I get the urge again to fix it. Maybe smaller lower wattage lamps are worth trying...

Jun 06, 2009 | GE Spacemaker JVM1640SJ Microwave Oven

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Microwave interior light has gone out twice in one year


If the warranty covers changing the light bulb, you can find other GE-authorized servicers by calling GE Appliance Service at 1-800-848-7620 or visiting here.

If the warranty does not cover the bulb, it's really not too hard for you or someone you know to do it.

There is a handy step-by-step guide with pictures here.

You can find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here.

These use halogen lamps, so you must not touch the new one with your bare skin, as the oils will shorten the bulb life.

We're happy to help you with free advice and we'd appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

Jan 28, 2009 | GE Spacemaker JVM1640SJ Microwave Oven

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Caught Fire


i need the model number

Oct 14, 2008 | GE JVM1870 Microwave Oven

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I have the NN-K687W microwave and the light bulb has gone. It does not give any clue in the manual how to change it, but I am sure that it is not that hard! Please can you advise me. Many thanks.


If there's no obvious removable cover over the bulb (and the owner's manual doesn't address it) some disassembly may be required.

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), instead.

If not, chances are you'll have to remove it from the wall, then remove the outer cover. If so, the installation instructions are very handy, and it's best to have two people since the microwave can be heavy and awkward.

Once it's out of the wall, the outer cover (wrapper) will need to be removed, just as you'll need to do on a counter top model.

On a counter top model, be sure it's unplugged, but otherwise ignore the instructions above this paragraph.

The screws you need to remove should be pretty obvious, but a special driver (such as a T20H Torx type or GTXH20-100) may be needed.

Be sure to put all the screws back in the right holes, since some may be special grounding screws.

Bulbs can be had in most grocery stores, hardware stores, home improvement centers, and big box or department stores.

Many models use halogen lamps. You must not touch the new one with your bare skin, as the oils will shorten the bulb life.

We're happy to help you with free advice and we'd appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

Sep 12, 2008 | Panasonic Microwave Ovens

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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.

Jun 03, 2008 | GE JES1289SK Microwave Oven

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Kenmore Microwave 721.66319 500 Light buld gone out - now what?


First of all, since this will involve disassembly, we have *critical* safety & disassembly info at our site in our listing here on FixYa: http://tinyurl.com/yzjozk

You can find helpful exploded view diagrams for your Kenmore model here: http://www.searspartsdirect.com

Enter your model number as 721.66319500.

The light bulb is shown in the "LATCH BOARD PARTS" diagram and it's located in the area of the door switches.

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.

It's best not to touch the bulb with bare skin, as the oils can shorten thee bulb's life. And I recommend a high quality bulb from places like Home Depot, instead of cheap types from the grocery store.

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

Mar 30, 2008 | Kenmore 63252 Microwave Oven

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On replacing nite-lite/under hood bulb, 1 lead broke off in the socket


Be sure to disconnect the oven from the power line before removing or installing bulbs or working on it. You can find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number (without the suffix) here: http://tinyurl.com/gv383 We have critical safety & disassembly info at our site, which is linked at our listing here on FixYa: http://tinyurl.com/yzjozk

Apr 22, 2007 | GE JVM1490 Convection/Microwave Oven

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