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Broken bulb The bulb on our MH21155 XP went out. We have tried to change it, but the bulb broke. So the base of the bulb is stuck in the microwave and we can not get it to budge! We have tried pliers, we have tried tweezers, we have tried the potato, we have used wd-40 and the remainders of the bulb will not move. Help!

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Re: broken bulb

Just a note to add, it may seem obvious, but make sure you pull the power cord out before using metal needle nose pliers to turn and remove the base of the light bulb.

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Re: broken bulb

From what others have said, it will come out, but you have to use some strong good needle nose pliers to turn the base in the socket.

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