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Light has burned out. How do you replace it?

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The cover has to come off the microwave to access the bulb. There are several screws around the back and sides. Remove these and the cover should lift off, revealing the bulb. For your own safety, make sure that the microwave has been unplugged from the outlet for several hours before attempting this repair.

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That's on page 33 of the owner's manual. If you've misplaced yours, it's archived online here.

Cooktop Light/
Night Light

Replace the burned-out
bulb with a 40-watt
incandescent bulb
(WB36X10003), available
from your GE supplier.

1 To replace the bulb(s),
first disconnect the power
at the main fuse or circuit
breaker panel or pull the
plug.
2 Remove the screw from
light cover and lower
the cover.
3 Be sure the bulb(s) to be
replaced are cool before
removing. After breaking
the adhesive seal, remove
the bulb by gently turning.
4 Replace the screw.
Connect electrical power
to the oven.

Oven Light

Replace the burned-out
bulb with a 40-watt
incandescent bulb
(WB36X10003), available
from your GE supplier.

1 To replace the oven light,
first disconnect the power
at the main fuse or circuit
breaker panel or pull the
plug.
2 Remove the top grille by
taking out the 2 screws
that hold it in place.
3 Next, remove the screw
located above the door
near the center of the
oven that secures the
light housing.
4 Replace the screw.
Connect electrical power
to the oven.

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From the owner's manual:

Cooktop Light/Night Light

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20-watt halogen bulb (WB36X10213), available from your GE supplier.

To replace the bulb(s), first disconnect the power at the main fuse or circuit breaker panel or pull the plug.

Remove the screw at the left edge of the light cover and push on the right edge of the cover to open.

Be sure the bulb(s) to be replaced are cool before removing.

After breaking the adhesive seal, remove the bulb by either gently turning (for models JVM1850, JNM1851, DVM1850 and EMO4000) or pulling straight out (for models JVM1870, JVM1871, JVM2050 and JVM3670).

Replace with the same size and type bulb.

Raise the light shield and replace the screw.

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Oven Light

Replace the burned-out bulb with a 120 volt, 20-watt halogen bulb (WB36X10213), available from your
GE supplier.

To replace the oven light, first disconnect the power at the main fuse or circuit breaker panel or pull the plug.

Remove the top grille by taking out the screws on top of the grille that hold it in place and sliding the grille to the left (opening the door makes grille removal easier).

Next, remove the light cover.

On some models, the light cover is located in the center of the top opening.

Remove the screw that secures the light cover and lift the cover off.

On some models, the light cover is located at the left of the top opening.

Lift the cover off.

Pinch the clips that hold the light socket in place and lift the socket out.

Remove the bulb from the light socket by pulling straight out.

Replace with the same size and type bulb, then replace the light socket and cover.

Replace the grille and screws.

Connect electrical power to the oven.

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