Question about GE Advantium 120 Convection/Microwave Oven
How do i replace the inside light?
SOURCE: Light bulb in oven went out
Remove the top grill by removing two screws in the top. Pull the top of the grill out towards you as the bottom has pegs on it. About 6 inches from the left is metal cover that you just squeeze with your finger tips to remove. This exposes the bulb.
Posted on Mar 29, 2009
You probably just have a bad primary interlock (upper door switch) or its mount is loose or broken.
Door switch or mount trouble is usually caused by slamming the door or by opening the door while it's cooking without hitting the Stop pad first.
There are plastic mounts inside the microwave which hold the door switches and onto which the door latches lock when you close the door.
The screws on these mounts may be loose. If they get too loose, the switches will not be activated properly.
Sometimes it's a broken tab on the switch holder, allowing the switch to rotate just out of position. This tab can be hard to see, since it is under the bottom edge of the switch.
If the switch mount is broken, it's usually more economical and safer to add a dab or two of hot glue to the mount to secure the switch. Let it cool for about 30 minutes before using.
We have the service / repair manual for this model and have uploaded it to our site here to help you.
It will give you safety info, step by step help in disassembly, troubleshooting tips, and part numbers.
Most computers will open this document automatically, but you may need the free Adobe Reader.
For more on door switches & mounts, see: http://www.microwavedisplay.com/doorsw.txt
You can find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number from the tag on the oven here.
If a switch is all you need, we offer a universal type for only $5 postpaid which you can order here.
But if you need any cosmetic parts, enter your full model number at the Sears parts site.
We're happy to help you with free advice and we'd appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.
Posted on Jul 13, 2009
Hello, This is a repeat of a previous post I made some time ago. It is for your make/model, if it is built in....
Mine is installed also, and I've had to replace the bulb twice. I wised up the second time and installed an access hole where I can pull my microwave out about 6" and access the bulb. I use a 35 watt 120v halogen bulb, with a GY 8.6 base, Lowe's part number 15797. If your's is different, the specs will be stamped on the metal beside the reflector when you remove the sheetmetal. You have to remove the microwave completely from the cabinet and remove the sheetmetal case that surrounds the entire unit. You can then access the lamp socket by looking in from the top. The first time, I took out the reflector with the socket. The bulb can be replaced by removing the two small screws adjacent to the socket on top of the reflector. My access port is a hole cut into the top. I cover the hole with a piece of sheetmetal and two sheetmetal screws. Seems to work just fine. If you do decide to cut a hole, do so with the metal enclosure off and away from the microwave to avoid getting any metal shavings into the machine!
If, however, yours is an over the stove type, it may be possible to remove the front grille and replace the lamp.
Regards! --W/D-- feel free to rate this solution! Thanks!
Posted on Jul 31, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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