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Light Bulb Replacement On JVM 1860SF001

I'm trying to replace the over light inside this mounted microwave from GE. Unfortunately, the manual mentions that you should take out the grille to access the light, but my oven has the Active Vent that is enabled whenever the microwave is in use and effectively blocks the vent and grille that I believe I should access according to the picture. Any other recommendations on what I thought would be a simple task?

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Both bulbs on my jvm 1860 only turn on to high beams, i replaced them and they do the same thing. i have replaced  the bulbs at various times and never had a problem. Any suggestions as to why the bright lites <light> go on but the night lite mode will not work?

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You can find an exploded view diagram by entering your model number (without the space) here: http://www3.sears.com/ That diagram may help.

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To avoid personal injury or property damage, wear gloves when replacing light bulb.

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