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On replacing nite-lite/under hood bulb, 1 lead broke off in the socket

In my GE Spacemaker JVM1490, I have replaced the bulbs several times - even if I don't touch the bulb at all, they seem to burn out all too often. Anyway, my current problem is this: Last time I pulled the bulb out, one of the bulb's leads broke off in the socket. I cannot reach the end of the broken lead with pliers - nothing protrudes from the opening. So I've been living without the light, but it's annoying. Do you recommend replacing the socket and is that something I can do alone, or is this a service call? I haven't attempted to unscrew anything - I'm worried that it'll be hard to put back together if I try. Any suggestions gratefully received - thank you.

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    replaced halogen bulb and the low level of light (nite Light) won't funchion

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Be sure to disconnect the oven from the power line before removing or installing bulbs or working on it. You can find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number (without the suffix) here: http://tinyurl.com/gv383 We have critical safety & disassembly info at our site, which is linked at our listing here on FixYa: http://tinyurl.com/yzjozk

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Cooktop Light/
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bulb with a 40-watt
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(WB36X10003), available
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first disconnect the power
at the main fuse or circuit
breaker panel or pull the
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