I unscrewed one that was burnt out, but all I got was the bulb portion. I must have missed the housing. How to get that out also? I tried unscrewing it, but it won't budge and pushing in and turning, but still to no avail (it's difficult to get under to see what to do, and I don't have the instructions). Thanks!
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Re: removing light bulbs - HOW?
First of all, please be sure your oven is unplugged!
If the filament shorts, or if the bulbs are removed or installed without first unplugging the oven, it can cause damage to the controller board reuslitng in lights that don't work or that won't shut off.
But back to your bulb removal problem... They are often tacked in place with hot glue.
If you can heat it up a bit with a hair dryer, it may soften the glue enough that you can unscrew the base with a good pair of needle nose pliers.
It may be helpful to out the tips of the pliers inside the bulb socket, spread the handles apart, then turn while holding the handles out.
Tubular 40-watt bulbs (40T6 1/2 /2), available in supermarkets and hardware stores, may also be used for replacements.
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Just slide the wire off of the glass lamp housing cover. It should just pop-off to the side. Then carefully remove the glass cover so as not to break it. Next, just remove the light bulb by unscrewing it counter-clockwise.
Screw in the new bulb (any small 40-watt appliance bulb will work,) hold the glass cove in place, then slide the wire back over the glass cover. The wire should be centered over the middle of the glass, towards you.
The metal base may have fused together from electrical arcing when the old bulb was removed. The entire bulb receptacle (socket) will have to replaced. If you cannot do that yourself, the cost would be excessive. Just live without the light as long as the microwave gets the job done.
HELLO.The easiest and only solution is given below.
things you need
40-watt replacement bulb
1 Unplug the microwave and open the door.
2 Remove the screws from the front grill and pull it off of the oven. The screws are located on the underside of the grill.
3 Pull the light bulb housing toward you through the access panel.
4 Unscrew the old light bulb and replace it with the new 40-watt light bulb.
5 Rotate the light bulb housing toward the back of the oven. Reattach the grill with the screws and plug the microwave back into the electrical outlet.
1 Unplug the microwave oven from the outlet. Wait 20 minutes for the capacitor that is inside the microwave to discharge. 2 Unscrew all the screws around the casing by turning them counterclockwise. 3 Remove the cover by lifting off. 4 Locate the light bulb in the microwave. This will be located on either the right or left side. 5 Unscrew the light bulb by unscrewing counterclockwise. Some light bulbs are held into the socket by two notches; for these you will need to gently push on the bulb and turn counterclockwise to remove the bulb, then pull out of the socket. 6 Place your new bulb in the empty socket and secure by turning clockwise until tight, or if the bulb is one with notches on both sides, then guide the notches into the slot on the socket, push gently and turn clockwise until clicked into position. 7 Replace the cover and screw back on. You are now done and may plug back in the microwave.
It is indeed straightforward but it requires removing the 4 phillips head screws that hold the trim kit on. Then you need to remove it from the cabinet (along with unplugging the cord.) Once that is done you will need to remove the 4 black phillips head screws along the bottom part of each side, 2 phillips from the left rear and 2 security T20 screws from the right side. I found that removing the 2 screws holding the bracket on the capacitor and the front allowed me to move the light housing enough to get to the bulb. In my case the bulb had unscrewed itself. I am not a big fan of the engineering associated with this model or the labor that assembled it.
You can locate it by looking inside the cavity for an area that is perforated.
If this area is not a panel that can be removed, replacing it may (often) require removing a few sheet metal screws along the rear edge of the unit; rarely is the housing held on with more than that.
With the screws removed, lift up on the rear edge and pull toward the back.
DO NOT LEAVE IT PLUGGED IN!
Also, because there are components that may keep a charge (capacitors) for hours, I would recommend letting it sit unplugged overnight before removing the housing.
The bulb may be either a cylindrical type such as many sewing machines use or a smaller version of a standard bulb.
Neither of which anyone ever has at home, of course.
Any of the large 'home improvement' stores should have these 'made in China' bulbs at an inflated price.
can u open the housing?. you can look at the spot where the light is and you can see a bulb holder screwed on the metal housing. it has two wires hooked up to that holder. remove those wires and unscrew the holder of the bulb. look closely at the bulb if it is fiited to the holder like an ordinary light bulb. if its like that then you can unscrew it and replace it. if its not screwed to the holder then you have to buy the whole bulb assembly at the dealer of your microwave. it is considered a special bulb only from the dealer you can get. i hope i was able to solve your problem..
Unscrew the vent at the top of the microwave(2 phillips head screws) inside to the right you'll see another screw holding a metal panel. Unscrew this and take the panel off and you'll see the bulb, which will unscrew counter-clockwise