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Change lightbulb


most times you have to take the outer case off (the stainless steel part) and then you can see all the wires circuitry etc. thats how you get to the light bulb. make sure you unplug the microwave first and do not touch where it says electric shock hazard it will shock you even if not plugged in

Jul 16, 2012 | GE JES1142SJ Microwave Oven

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I can not believe I have to jump through these hoops just to change a feaken...


The folks at GE told me you need a technician to change this bulb. Phooey, I say. It was a piece of cake. Save $ 100 and follow my instructions. I did it. I would imagine most GE microwaves would be similar.

Here's how to do it. I bought this bulb (part # WB36X951) from PARTSTORE.COM for $ 18.58 total (that's bad enough). Got the bulb within a few days.

This model GE microwave, is a stainless model with stainless inside and grilling element.

The bulb is located directly behind the front control panel (on the right), but you need to remove the stainless cover to get to it. Naturally, unplug it first. You'll need one those star bits (not sure what size), a philips head won't work. There's four of those sneaky screws on the rear. Remove those screws and the cover slides off. VOILA! It's magic! The bulb, you'll see, is sealed to a base, but it has as double slide contact. Undo this before removing the bulb. It's snapped into a little fixture. Remove the old bulb and snap new one in. Replace the contact leads and that's it.

The cover is a little tricky to get back seated properly. Along with the sneaky star screws, this is another attempt to discourage consumer servicing. Make sure that the cover is flush with the back before replacing the screws. You're done.

I for one, am tired of this type of this type of rip-off and scamming. I hope this tips helps many and saves some of you from paying a ridiculous service fee.

If this tip has helped you, let know. E-mail me at cdpays@bellsouth.net.

Craig Pays
Kenner, La.


on Aug 18, 2008 | GE Spacemaker JVM1640SJ Microwave Oven

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Hello, I have a microwave Siemens HF 66051.The oven is working perfect,but the microwave doesn't.The fuses are well. Do you have any idea?


It sounds like the magnetron may have either failed or is not being supplied with the extremely high voltage required to run it.

This is a job for a proffessional but if you are safety clued up, here's instruction.
Make sure the !!!!capacitor is discharged!!!!! before attempting any sort of repair.
Check the door interlock switches first then the high voltage diode with either an AVO model 8 or moving coil meter on high resistance range for short circuit, (DVM's won't show the fault!), the capacitor can fail and go short circuit, the feed fuse on the primary of the high voltage transformer and then finally, the magnetron is best checked by substitution.
Hope that helps.

Jan 03, 2011 | Siemens HB77L65GB 900 Watts Convection /...

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HOW TO CHANGE VIKING MICROWAVE LIGHTBULB VMOS200


The Viking VMOS200 is essentially a rebranded Sharp R-530E.

One or both of these service manuals should cover disassembly and location of the bulb:

http://www.microwavedisplay.com/r530ekt_r530est_r530ewt_sm.pdf
http://www.microwavedisplay.com/r530es_sm.pdf

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May 28, 2010 | Viking VMOR205SS Microwave Oven

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HF87960GB Need to change lightbulb,how? Cant seem to locate it can anybody help please, Tony


on the top of the oven there is a plate with 2 hex screws, just undo these and your see a bulb and BINGO!

Oct 17, 2009 | Siemens HF87950GB Convection Microwave...

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How do I change the lightbulb?


4359741 You have to remove the outer case and it will be accessible. Eric

Aug 02, 2009 | Whirlpool GT4185SK Microwave Oven

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Shorted it while changint lightbulb


some microwaves have an internal fuse.

Mar 23, 2009 | Maytag MMV5207AAS Microwave Oven

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Changed lightbulb


simply changing the lightbulb should not cause a problem like that. It sounds like you accidently shorted out two terminals during the process, which probably blew out the power board on the unit. I wouldn't trust it any further unless you were to take the entire unit apart and find the "blown up" component and replace the board that it's on. Believe it or not, it's not that hard a job if you're up to it.

Apr 22, 2008 | Goldstar MV-1526 Microwave Oven

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CHANGING LIGHTBULB ON MICROWAVE


they should be torx # 15 0r # 20 this is not aifficult tool set to get unless the manufacturer put high security type torx and those have a small nipple in the middle of the screw so the tool has a small hole in the middle of the end. Good Luck

May 21, 2006 | Kenmore Brew 'n Wave 63992/63999 Microwave...

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