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GE microwave interior light bulb replacement.

I have a GE model SCA1000HBB. The interior light is not working. Is there something that shows where the bulb is and how to get to it?

please describe exactly what the part number and description of the bulb or light or lamp and where it's located on the unit. When I open the door, the interior light no longer works. I have the unit apart somewhat and believe I have the part but not sure.

Thanks I HAVE GE MICROWAVE/ROTISSERIE, MODEL JES1289SK01. INTERIOR LIGHT BULB BURNED OUT. CAN'T SEE HOW TO CHANGE IT??? I BOUGHT BULB ONLINE. DOES ANYONE KNOW TO CHANGE THIS BULB??

THANKS,
CRAIG PAYS
CDPAYS@BELLSOUTH.NET

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Your post has two distinct model numbers shown, so it's hard to be precise, but I'll try my best.

You can usually find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here: http://tinyurl.com/gv383

I have a diagram at my site which helps you find & replace many GE cooktop and cavity light bulbs. Other models are similar. It's at
http://207.234.249.73/mwd/ge_lamp_replacement.jpg

Always unplug a microwave before removing or installing any bulbs!

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), too.

If not, chances are you'll have to remove it from the wall, then remove the outer cover.

Many models use halogen lamps. You must not touch the new one with your bare skin, as the oils will shorten the bulb life.

If yours is an Advantium type, the following instructable should help: http://www.instructables.com/id/SZFF4WSF44XYT8X/?comments=all

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