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How do you take the light bulb out of this micrwave?????

Having a problem taking out the light bulb, any suggestions?

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  • Anonymous Mar 02, 2008

    mine is a MMV6178AA and I'm having the same problem. I followed the instructions in the manual, but the oven bulb holder does not come out.

    HELP!

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First be sure to unplug the oven or open the circuit breaker.

Some bulbs are screw-in and some need to be pushed in slightly, then turned counter-clockwise.

Sometimes they get a little food grease or oxidation between the threads of the lamp and the socket.

You just have to be persistent. A slow but steady pressure is best, because too much pressure can break the bulb off in the socket.

While that then makes it easier to use pliers, there is the risk of a nasty cut. Gloves might help if it's really tight, or maybe a small piece of rubber strip to improve grip.

Before installing the new bulb, I recommend a thin layer of lubricant (WD-40, Vaseline, etc) to help prevent seizing in the future.

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

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

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