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Replaced light bulbs, lights still don't work

The unit is over five years old, and mounted above my range. One of the lamps went out, so opened it up and attempted to unscrew the dead lamp. Upon unscrewing the dead lamp, the glass separated from the screw base. For some stupid reason, I hit the light button on the microwave, and assume I popped a fuse with one old lamp and the broken off base in the other socket. I then replaced both of the original lamps in the bottom of the unit (I had it open anyway).

Is there a fuse in the unit for the lights? Everything else on the unit works just fine.

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  • Bandmom Nov 13, 2007

    I purchased a home with a Whirlpool MH6130XEB/O microwave oven. The light above the stove doesn't turn on. I replaced the bulbs, and the light still doesn't come on.



    The oven also blows the circuit breaker on occassion. Does this appliance need to be installed on a seperate circuit?

  • Anonymous Nov 14, 2007

    I have changed the lights on more than one occasion but this time when both lights went out I replaced both bulbs and the lights still do not turn on. The main panel gives it's normal 'beeping' sound when depressed but no go for lights. On further inspection of the bulbs, only 1 was bad. Could something else have gone that caused the lights to fail? Perhaps something in the main control panel?

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There is no fuse power comes staight from the transformer on the board. the only possible fuse is the main fuse that will kill all the power

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This may have already been dealt with, but others can benefit from an accurate, thoughtful reply to this problem.

We see this a lot. The problem is on the control panel, which we regularly repair nationwide for $39.95 postpaid.

This light failure often occurs when a bulb goes out and the filament shorts, or when the bulbs are removed or installed without first unplugging the oven from the power line. Either can cause such a failure on the controller.

Details of our service and critical safety information and disassembly information is at our site, linked here on Fixya:
http://tinyurl.com/yzjozk

We're happy to help and we appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

Posted on Nov 26, 2007

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