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I have a Whirlpool over the range microwave model MH6700XV-1. How do I change the light bulbs for the over the range light? Do I have to unscrew the bottom plate?

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Should be access panel to bulb,probably held closed with a screw or clip of some kind,sorry couldnt be of more help

Posted on Oct 12, 2010

  • susanheckman Feb 28, 2011

    yes you have to unscrew the 5 screws holding the bottom panel in place.
    lower the front of the panel. slide the panel forward to remove.
    replace bulb.
    replace bottom!
    hope this helps!!!

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