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I've had my oven for about 3 months, and the light does not work anymore. I cannot see where to put in a new bulb. Can you tell me where it would be located?

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Hello Pam. Go to this diagram of your microwave and you will see part number 5015 which is the bulb and it's location in the ceiling of the microwave. Joe

http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/part-model/Kenmore-Parts/Microwave-Parts/Model-72163263301/0582/0123245/P0810072/00005?blt=06&prst=&shdMod=

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