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I need to replace light bulb in Whirlpool built in microwave model # RMC 275PD. Is it necessary to remove unit from wall to replace the light bulb?

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It looks like it, but if you look at the diagrams, maybe not.

You can find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number from the tag on the oven
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You can download Whirlpool owner's manuals and installation instructions here.

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

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

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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.

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Once it's out of the wall, the outer cover (wrapper) will need to be removed, just as you'll need to do on a counter top model.

On a counter top model, be sure it's unplugged, but otherwise ignore the instructions above this paragraph, except to unplug the oven.

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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.

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You can download owner's manuals and installation instructions for several brands (including Amana, Frigidaire, Jenn-Air, Kitchenaid, Litton, Maytag, Roper, Tappan, Thermador and Whirlpool) here.

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