Our microwave has blown its bulb and I would like to know what appliance stores are in the Hawkes Bay area where i mihgt be able to find this particluar part. I dont have on hand the model of it but i took it to one place and they seem to be taking forever to get the part. I was wondering if there were any stores in the area that might have a range of bulbs and other smeg microwave parts.
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Re: Smeg Microwave Components
Generally speaking, light bulbs can be had from common sources such as department stores, home improvement stores, and hardware stores.
Of course, I don't know much about what you'd call those places "down under and over a bit", but I'm sure the terms will translate well enough. *grin*
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Many of the newer microwaves will have working control panels but not heat food due to a blown fuse. It requires opening the microwave and checking/ replacing this automotive style fuse (It has a ceramic center instead of a clear center). Make sure to unplug before servicing and be aware the capacitors may still be highly charged. Replace only with the same type and rating of fuse (it is stamped on the metal ends) They are available for a couple of dollars at any appliance parts store.
I think you're referring to the bulb which is not working. You have to remove the cover from the microwave to gain access to the bulb. Replacements can usually be found at appliance repair shops or stores and electrical or lighting supply stores.
These are 20W 120V bulbs with what's called the intermediate base.
The new Panasonic part number is ANE6030540AP and you can get them at Tritronics at http://www.wehaveparts.com or Vance Baldwin at http://www.vancebaldwin.com
You should also be able to get them at local appliance parts stores, Lowe's (or similar) or even a large grocery store.
You can also use Sharp part # RLMPT0003YBE0 from either of the above sites.