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MCO160UW interior light

After a lengthy and tedious self-installation, I was disappointed to find the interior light on my brand new microwave didn't work. Rather than take it down and return the entire unit, I chose to consult the user's manual, where it gave me full instructions as to how to replace the bulb.
Unfortunately, the manual didn't point out that the old bulb was impossible to remove. It is not only in a very hard-to-get-at place, but the bulb appears to be secured by some kind of heavy electrical tape or something similar.
My only option (it would seem) would be to take the oven down and in for repair on a LIGHT BULB of all things.
Not a very happy customer.

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Re: MCO160UW interior light

They don't make them to be tampered with, sence it is in warranty, just return it, I'm shure they would more then happy to exchange it.


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