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How to change light bulb in a Sharp model R-350 L(S) microwave.

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SOURCE: GE Spacemaker Microwave

On these models, the oven must be pulled from the wall mount, then the outer cover must be removed. This is apparently to limit the manufacturer's liability. Removing the microwave from the wall is really a two-person job, since it is heavy and awkward. You don't want it to fall or slip, and the edges can be sharp. It helps a lot if you saved the original installation instructions. Once the oven is out of the wall, you can then access the lamp socket. These bulbs are special halogen types that must not be touched by bare hands, since skin oils will shorten their life. You can find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your model number here: http://tinyurl.com/gv383

Posted on Sep 28, 2007

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SOURCE: Where is the light bulb in an old Sharp Carousel Microwave?

Manufacturers used to include access panels in the rear or side so you could easily change the bulb. That exposed the customer to 110V connectors, and that posed a real liability threat, so they stopped using them.

You now must generally remove the outer cover to replace the bulb.

The service manual (available at our site) shows how and shows that the lamp is mounted in the air duct near the magnetron. See http://www.microwavedisplay.com/r510hk_hw_sm.pdf

Part # is RLMPTA086WRZZ and you should be able to get that generically locally but if not, you can get it form Tritronics at http://www.wehaveparts.com

If you or a friend decide to work on it, we have *critical* safety, disassembly, and troubleshooting info at our site, which is linked at our listing here on FixYa: http://tinyurl.com/yzjozk

Posted on Nov 22, 2007

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SOURCE: ge microwave oven jes1288 light bulb replacement

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The light bulb assembly (bulb and socket are all one piece) is part number
WB36X951.

It is located on the air duct assembly where the door switches are mounted.

You can see an exploded view diagram here.

You'll need to remove the outer cover (wrapper) to get to the bulb assembly.

Always unplug a microwave before removing or installing any bulbs.

See these links before proceeding:
http://www.microwavedisplay.com/safety.txt
http://www.microwavedisplay.com/disassembly.txt

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.

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

If you're not able to find the bulb assembly at your local appliance parts store, you can order one here.

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

Posted on Jan 24, 2009

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SOURCE: Changing Microwave bulb

Remove lid, you'll probably need a pozi drive screw driver and a tamper proof torx drive.
The bulb is located near the front.

Posted on Mar 16, 2009

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SOURCE: LIGHT BULB REPLACEMENT

You'll have to unplug it and remove the outer cover, then the bulb is located in a holder in the cooling duct attached to the magnetron on the right side of the unit.

We have a similar service / repair manual for this model and have uploaded it to our site here to help you.

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

You can order it ahead of time from Encompass here or you can call them toll-free at 866-779-5835.

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

Posted on May 20, 2009

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

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