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Need to replace light bulb for microwave JVM241BV001 where do I find replacement

I don't know where to go to find the light bulb replacement.

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  • Anonymous Aug 15, 2008

    I have the same problem. Does this oven have only ONE bulb. When it went out I unscrewed the cover and unscrewed the lightbulb which exploded. I should have unplugged the microwave before doing this. Will any lightbulb work. Pls advise proper bulb to fit and hot to install/screw in.

  • Anonymous Aug 23, 2008

    GE XL1400: JVM1400SA

    Need a source on Internet or in Charlotte, NC or Albemarle, NC for replacement bulbs under the microwave unit. The bulb base reads: SHD 130V 40W but the bulb is an odd shape and neither Lowes nor our local electrical supply store carry them.

  • William Miller
    William Miller May 11, 2010

    Please reply back with your brand and model number so we can help you.

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Hi Mike.

Difficult to say on yours. You may try the following. On the back or side, if there is a little cover that's screwed into the panel. Otherwise browse around on the inside. Be sure to unplug the micro before checking. Once found be sure to replace with a microwave lamp and not a fridge lamp. There is a difference. Good Luck,JUS004

Posted on Feb 29, 2008

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

The first step is to unplug the oven before changing bulbs!

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

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Posted on Apr 18, 2008

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That model number doesn't look quite right, but nevertheless:

If there's no obvious removable cover over the bulb (and the owner's manual doesn't address it) some disassembly may be required.

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), instead.

If not, chances are you'll have to remove it from the wall, then remove the outer cover. If so, the installation instructions are very handy, and it's best to have two people since the microwave can be heavy and awkward.

Once it's out of the wall, the outer cover (wrapper) will need to be removed, just as you'll need to do on a counter top model.

On a counter top model, be sure it's unplugged, but otherwise ignore the instructions above this paragraph.

The screws you need to remove should be pretty obvious, but a special driver (such as a T20H Torx type or GTXH20-100) may be needed.

Be sure to put all the screws back in the right holes, since some may be special grounding screws.

Bulbs can be had in most grocery stores, hardware stores, home improvement centers, and big box or department stores.

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

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Posted on Sep 16, 2008

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The light bulb assembly (bulb and socket are all one piece) is part number
WB36X951.

It is located on the air duct assembly where the door switches are mounted.

You can see an exploded view diagram here.

You'll need to remove the outer cover (wrapper) to get to the bulb assembly.

Always unplug a microwave before removing or installing any bulbs.

See these links before proceeding:
http://www.microwavedisplay.com/safety.txt
http://www.microwavedisplay.com/disassembly.txt

The screws you need to remove should be pretty obvious, but a special driver (such as a T20H type or GTXH20-100) may be needed.

Be sure to put all the screws back in the right holes, since some may be special grounding screws.

If you're not able to find the bulb assembly at your local appliance parts store, you can order one here.

We're happy to help you with free advice and we'd appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

Posted on Jan 24, 2009

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