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My microwave cooktop lights keep burning out. why? i've changed the 10 watt low volt bulbs 4 times in the last 6 mos. each time being careful not to touch the bulbs with my fingers. they will work for weeks then all of a sudden both bulbs burn out for no apparent reason. can you help?

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Are you keeping them on all the time?

Or is the the microwave subject to excessive vibration or door slamming while the lights are on?

Both these conditions are factors in premature bulb failure.

I would also avoid cheap Chinese bulbs from grocery stores and get the GE-specified bulbs either from here online or a local home center such as Lowe's or Home Depot. etc.

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How to halogen light bulbson my microwave JVM3670Sk03 I have changed one I know there is another one how do i change it please advice thanks anna


That's covered on pages 35 & 36 of your owner's manual.

If for some reason you don't have yours, you can download it here.

Cooktop Light/Night Light

On models JVM1850, JNM1851, DVM1850 and
EMO4000, replace the burned-out bulb with a 120 volt,
40-watt incandescent bulb (WB36X10003), available
from your GE supplier.

On models JVM1870, JVM1871, JVM2050 and
JVM3670, replace the burned-out bulb with a 120 volt,
20-watt halogen bulb (WB36X10213), available from
your GE supplier.

To replace the bulb(s), first disconnect the
power at the main fuse or circuit breaker panel
or pull the plug.

Remove the screw at the left edge of the light
cover and push on the right edge of the cover
to open.

Be sure the bulb(s) to be replaced are cool
before removing. After breaking the adhesive
seal, remove the bulb by either gently turning
(for models JVM1850, JNM1851, DVM1850 and
EMO4000) or pulling straight out (for models
JVM1870, JVM1871, JVM2050 and JVM3670).

Replace with the same size and type bulb.

Raise the light shield and replace the screw.

Connect electrical power to the oven.

Oven Light

Replace the burned-out bulb with a 120 volt, 20-watt
halogen bulb (WB36X10213), available from your GE supplier.

To replace the oven light, first disconnect the
power at the main fuse or circuit breaker panel
or pull the plug.

Remove the top grille by taking out the screws
on top of the grille that hold it in place and
sliding the grille to the left (opening the door
makes grille removal easier).

Next, remove the light cover.

On some models, the light cover is located
in the center of the top opening. Remove the
screw that secures the light cover and lift the
cover off.

On some models, the light cover is located at the
left of the top opening. Lift the cover off.

Pinch the clips that hold the light socket in
place and lift the socket out.

Remove the bulb from the light socket by
pulling straight out. Replace with the same size
and type bulb, then replace the light socket and
cover.

Replace the grille and screws. Connect electrical
power to the oven.

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

Jun 08, 2011 | GE Spacemaker JVM1640SJ Microwave Oven

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How To Change The Bulb In An Advantium 900 Watt Microwave


<span>You'll need to open the door, and remove the screws that hold the microwave face to the cabinet face.<br />Next, you'll need to remove the microwave from the enclosure. Remove the metal shroud that encases the microwave, and the bulb may then be replaced. Reversing the process gets you back to where you started.<br />After the second time of pulling the microwave out, I measured and cut a hole in the sheet metal shroud, larger than the access to the light fixture. I bought a metal electrical box cover, and used sheet metal screws to completely cover the hole. This allows me to slide the microwave out about 6" to access the light, instead of the lengthy process of removing the microwave entirely. If you decide to do this, I recommend that you mark the sheet metal while the shroud is loosely fit on the microwave, and cutting your hole away from the microwave, to avoid getting metal filings into the microwave.<br />Your bulb is a 120 volt halogen, 35 watts with a GY8.6 base. I bought mine at Lowe's, and their item number is 15797, manufactured for Bright Effects. When installing the new bulb, be careful not to touch the bulb, as the oil on your fingers is enough to degrade the bulb, and it will not last as long as it should. Instead, wrap the bulb in toilet paper or a paper towel, leaving the terminals on the base protruding.<br />Sorry for the bad news, but glad that I could offer a better alternative. By the way, a technician will do the same thing, without the hole, for about $200.</span>

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I have included a schematic of the interior of the built in Monogram Advantium Microwave oven Model KSC1001. The interior halogen light burned out and had to be replaced. GE service wanted $138 to come out & service it. I tried to find instructions on how to take it apart and remove the bulb & replace it on the WEB but had no luck with the Monogram series so I went to the dealer in Denver, CO and talked with their technicians and they gave me the schematic and sold me 2 bulbs for $11.00. The halogen bulbs can be purchased at Home Depot for about the same price. They are 35 watt with wide metal connectors.

Mine has 2 side trim pieces so these have to be removed first. They have latches on the top that slide behind the sides of the microwave and attach at the top. After removing the 4 screws holding the trim pieces, slide these upwards and then pull out to the sides. 2.) pull the microwave out and set it on a solid surface. 3.) there are approximately 23 screws that need to come out before you can slide & life the cover off the microwave 4.) Then look inside towards the front and left side (looking from the rear forward) for a small metal cover. There are 2 screws that hold it down. 5). Unscrew the 2 screws and gently lift the metal container up. This is the housing for the light bulb. 6.) gently pull the old bulb out and using gloves or a cloth insert the new bulb.You need to keep oils from your fingers from getting on the bulbs. The oils make the bulbs burn out quicker 7.) Put the container back and screw in the 2 screws being careful not to dislodge any wiring 8.) Slide the cover back on and replace all the screws 9.) plug it into an outlet and open the door to make sure the light works 10.) replace the microwave, plug it in and put the trim pieces back on. 11.) go to a movie with the money you just saved

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Remove the screws above the grill. remove grill, unscrew control panel, bulb is behind control panel or behind grill.

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How do i change the bulbs on a jvm1870sk03 microwave


That's covered on pages 35 & 36 of the owner's manual here.

Cooktop Light/Night Light

On models JVM1850, JNM1851, DVM1850 and
EMO4000, replace the burned-out bulb with a 120 volt,
40-watt incandescent bulb (WB36X10003), available
from your GE supplier.

On models JVM1870, JVM1871, JVM2050 and
JVM3670, replace the burned-out bulb with a 120 volt,
20-watt halogen bulb (WB36X10213), available from
your GE supplier.

To replace the bulb(s), first disconnect the
power at the main fuse or circuit breaker panel
or pull the plug. *

Remove the screw at the left edge of the light
cover and push on the right edge of the cover
to open.

Be sure the bulb(s) to be replaced are cool
before removing. After breaking the adhesive
seal, remove the bulb by either gently turning
(for models JVM1850, JNM1851, DVM1850 and
EMO4000) or pulling straight out (for models
JVM1870, JVM1871, JVM2050 and JVM3670).

Replace with the same size and type bulb.

Raise the light shield and replace the screw.
Connect electrical power to the oven.

Oven Light

Replace the burned-out bulb with a 120 volt, 20-watt
halogen bulb (WB36X10213), available from your
GE supplier.

To replace the oven light, first disconnect the
power at the main fuse or circuit breaker panel
or pull the plug.

Remove the top grille by taking out the screws
on top of the grille that hold it in place and
sliding the grille to the left (opening the door
makes grille removal easier).

Next, remove the light cover.

On some models, the light cover is located
in the center of the top opening. Remove the
screw that secures the light cover and lift the
cover off.

On some models, the light cover is located at the
left of the top opening. Lift the cover off.

Pinch the clips that hold the light socket in
place and lift the socket out.

Remove the bulb from the light socket by
pulling straight out. Replace with the same size
and type bulb, then replace the light socket and
cover.

Replace the grille and screws. Connect electrical
power to the oven.

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

* If your control board was damaged (lights won't come on, won't go off, fan or turntable not working right) after a cooktop light bulb blew or was inserted or removed while power was on, see here.

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Your exact model is not there, but the similar models (like the BCS suffix) should work just fine.

COOKTOP/NIGHT LIGHT REPLACEMENT

CAUTION

To avoid personal injury or property damage, wear gloves when replacing light bulb.

1. Unplug the oven or turn off power at the main power supply.
2. Remove the bulb cover mounting screws.
3. Replace bulb with 40 watt appliance bulb.
4. Replace bulb cover, and mounting screws.
5. Turn the power back on at the main power supply.

OVEN LIGHT REPLACEMENT

1. Unplug oven or turn off power at the main power supply.
2. Open the door.
3. Remove the vent cover mounting screws. (3 middle screws)
4. Slide the grille to the left, then pull straight out.
5. Remove the charcoal filter, if present.
6. Press and hold the center snap while lifting the tab on the left corner. Remove the cover. Remove
the bulb by turning gently.
7. Replace bulb with a 40 watt appliance bulb.
8. Replace the bulb holder.
9. Replace the grille and 3 screws. Turn the power back on at the main
power supply.

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

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40 watt night light bulbs constantly burn out short out.


Is they are left on all the time, this can reduce their life, and they are more susceptible to vibration.

Have you checked at home center or home improvement centers like Lowe's, Builder's Square or Home Depot?

You can order quality parts such as lamps by entering your full model number or part number WB36X10003 here.

Always be sure the microwave is unplugged or the breaker is off when installing or removing bulbs, and be sure the bulbs and and your hands are clean when installing them.

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

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