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Inside lightbulb went out

Inside lightbulb needs replacement

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Look at the top. there may be an access thingy you can remove to get to the lightbulb. replace the lightbulb with suitable replacement. problem solved.

Posted on Feb 18, 2014


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SOURCE: How do I replace the bulb inside the oven?

We can probably give you more specific info if you give us a brand and model number. But here's the generic answer:

Manufacturers used to include access panels in the rear or side so you could easily change the bulb. That exposed the customer to 110V connectors, and that posed a real liability threat, so they stopped using them.

You now must generally remove the outer cover to replace the bulb.

In many over-the-range models, that can mean having to take the oven down from the wall! For safety's sake, that should be a two-person job and it's really helpful if you have your original installation instructions to do this.

Many models use one halogen lamp to illuminate the cooktop and another to illuminate the cavity. You must not touch them with your bare skin as the oils will shorten the bulb life.

Again, reply back with brand and model and maybe we can get more specific.

We appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

Posted on Nov 18, 2007


brian soufane

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SOURCE: how to replace lightbulb inside microwave

Unplug the microwave from its electrical outlet. Never service an electrical appliance while it's plugged in.

  • 2 Remove the screws that hold the outer shell onto the microwave chassis. Often the screws are on the bottom or back of the microwave. Use a Phillips screwdriver or Torx driver to remove the screws.
  • 3 Lift the outer shell off the microwave chassis and locate the box that houses the halogen lightbulb. In most cases, the box is metal. It may or may not have a lid on it. If it has a lid, loosen the tabs and pull off the lid.
  • 4 Unscrew the halogen bulb and replace it with a bulb rated at the exact same wattage.
  • 5 Place the cover back onto the box if necessary and place the shell over the microwave chassis.
  • 6 Secure the shell to the chassis with the original screws and the screwdriver or torx driver.
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