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How to change light bulb under microwave

How do I replace the light under (not inside) the microwave?

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  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2014

    Just what I said, how to change a light bulb under the microwave oven. What steps to take.

  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2014

    Just what I said.

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2014

    Light does illuminate when the own is on. What do I do/ Replace the bulb?

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You can usually find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here: http://tinyurl.com/gv383

The first step is to unplug the oven before changing bulbs!

I have a diagram at my site which helps you find & replace many GE cooktop and cavity light bulbs. It's at http://207.234.249.73/mwd/ge_lamp_replacement.jpg

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Posted on Apr 18, 2008

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SOURCE: Magic Chef Over-Range Microwave Oven Model:MCO153UBF

The turn table and fan are connected in series with the bulb,as you have mentioned that you have replaced bulb,so please check again for any loose contact on bulb holder or bulb continuity again.

Posted on Aug 03, 2007

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SOURCE: Where is the light bulb located?

If there's no obvious removable cover over the bulb (and the owner's manual doesn't address it) some disassembly may be required.

I have a diagram at my site which helps you find & replace many GE cooktop and cavity light bulbs. Other models are similar.

You can find helpful exploded view diagrams and for many brands by entering your full model number here: http://tinyurl.com/gv383

Always unplug a microwave before removing or installing any bulbs.

If it's an over the range type, remove the vent grille across the top and see if bulbs can be accessed there.

There may be a panel on the bottom covering the light(s), instead.

If not, chances are you'll have to remove it from the wall, then remove the outer cover.

If so, the installation instructions are very handy, and it's best to have two people since the microwave can be heavy and awkward.

Once your over the range type is out of the wall, or if yours is a counter top model, the outer cover (wrapper) will need to be removed.

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

Be sure to put all the screws back in the right holes, since some may be special grounding screws.

Bulbs can be had in most grocery stores, hardware stores, home improvement centers, and big box or department stores.

Many models use halogen lamps. You must not touch the new one with your bare skin, as the oils will shorten the bulb life.

We're happy to help and we appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

TO BIGDEEL

Do you mean your internal cooling fan or the hood / vent / exhaust fan?

If it's ther internal cooling fan, do not use the microwave or the magnetron will overheat and be damaged or destroyed.

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Posted on Jun 29, 2008

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SOURCE: Replacing GE Spacemaker Light Bulb inside Microwave Oven...

Here is the GE download page for your manual. Page 35 of your  manual gives the light bulb replacment instructions. 

http://genet.geappliances.com/DocSearch/Dispatcher

Posted on Dec 31, 2008

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SOURCE: LIGHT INSIDE OF OVEN NEEDS REPLACING --HOW DO I GET TO BULB

normally there is a side door that can be removed to replace the inside light bulb, the microwave bublb is changed from a different location normally on the back.

Posted on May 28, 2009

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SOURCE: REPL BULB INSIDE MICROWAVE

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