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Chaning light bulb in microwave oven

How do I change the bulb in a Toshiba microwace oven model ERX 2700 C

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  • wendyg Feb 02, 2008

    I appreciate the answer but it doesn't help me! The bulb is somewhere in the top of the microwave and not only not being able to remove the bulb, I can't even SEE the bulb! So if you have any answers, it would help.



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If there is no door over the bulb that can be removed by a screw or otherwise, then the cover has to be removed. DANGER!!! ALWAYS UN-PLUG BEFORE ATTEMPTING REPAIRS!!

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  • Totalwreck Feb 02, 2008

    The bulb cannot be located inside the Microwave Oven Cavity. It would arc and explode. It has to be behind a shield which is usually the MW Cavity with holes that let the light into the Cavity. Remove the screws holding on the Cover (cabinet, case). These are around the back edge and either bottom edge of the sides or bottom. Remove the Cover. Can you now see the bulb?

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How to change the light bulb


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

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