This oven has recently been burning out the light bulbs very quickly, say in about a month or so. We keep replacing them but they keep failing. Now, after replacing both bulbs, the lights no longer come on. We solved a low-heat problem several years ago by resoldering the relay board completely, and I suspect that is needed again?
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Are you buying hi quality oven grade lamps for this purpose that'll take the intense heat inside an oven? I wonder if they're halogen or tungsten filament lamps. Defective solder, frosty joints and/or ring fractures on lamp driving areas of a circuit board ARE indeed capable of causing problems with lamps.
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It is a good chance that the bulb (s) have burned out. I would think they would last longer than that but things are not as good as they used to be. Unplug the microwave before removing the bulbs. Especially if they are the screw in type. GE usually has two bulbs in there and they could be the halogen type that just plug in or the screw in type.
NORMALLY THERE ARE SCREWS TO REMOVE TO ACCESS A PANEL TO REMOVE THE LIGHT BULB. IF THERE ARE NOT, THEN THE EXTERIOR COVER MAY NEED TO BE REMOVED TO ACCESS THE LIGHT BULB. THIS EXTERIOR COVER HAS SCREWS.
MAKE SURE YOUR CIRCUIT BREAKER IS OFF BEFORE YOU TRY TO REPLACE THE BULB.
You may need to remove the glass cover by turning it anti-clockwise. On some models access to the bulb is from outside so the oven has to be slid out of it's housing and an access plate removed.
chek this following steps..
Make sure the bulb is actually burned out. Confirm the oven is plugged in and that a circuit breaker is not tripped.
Look for the manual to determine what size bulb is required. Most use a 40 watt appliance bulb. If you can not find the manual, then buy a bulb to replace it after you take out the old one.
Confirm that the oven is not on. Allow it to cool to room temperature if it has recently been used.
Open the door and use a flashlight to light the area where the bulb is located. Do not put weight on the door itself, but go in at an angle or sideways.
Find the shield or cover over the bulb, gently pull or twist it off. Some glass covers are surrounded by a wire clip or a ring that is screwed in to the back.
Gently remove either the wire clip or ring. Since the cover is most likely glass, be cautious. Unscrew the entire glass cover similar to a jar lid in older versions of ovens. Then repeat process if there is more than one bulb.
Hi there it's possible that you are using an incorrect bulb in your oven....ensure on purchasing relacements that these are OVEN Bulbs (these are special bulb to operate at high temperature) ensure that the bulbs are screwed correctly and firmly into the holders and the glass cap is correctly fitted and secure.....