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Changed lightbulb I didn't read the warning about unplugging the microwave before I tried to change the lightbulb. When I unscrewed the lighbulb there was a *poof* and power was lost. The circuit breaker was tripped, so I turned it back on but the microwave still does not work. Any ideas what the problem might be and any feasible solution? Thanks!

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  • dgalfano Apr 22, 2008

    Thanks for the quick reply! Well, I suppose it'd be worth a look assuming a replacement part would be reasonably priced and simple enough to replace. I'll look into it. Thanks again!

  • marie0503 Mar 14, 2009

    I need to change the internal light bulb on my goldstar microwave. I don't know where to open it to change it. I didn't see any answers on this blog. I didn't get the manual from previous owners. Help..

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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.

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