light bulb burned out

ApplianceWhirlpool Microwave


Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair1- 2 hours

Age of ApplianceLess than 1 year

Tools Pliers
Screw drivers

Louis From mancelona, MI

Oct 13, 2008

28 out of 38 people found this instruction helpful

when removing the bulb the base broke off and there was an ark took place as I had made a mistake and didn't unplug the unit before working on it , thought with the light switch off it was ok, but still had power in that area . So ALWAYS uplug before making repairs.
The whole unit was dead and I checked for power at the plug and it was live. after unpluging I took the main control panel off and discovered a fuse was blown and replaced it along with a new socket and bulb and now it works like new . the fuses are inside small plastic capsuals so I back probed them with continuity light to find the blown fuse .
It was quite simple once I found how to get the panels off. Just basic common sence will take care of most appliance problems
Louie Scholl

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