bulb had broken off in base that was still screwed into socket

ApplianceGeneral Electric Microwave


Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Pliers
Screw drivers

william From san antonio, TX

Dec 03, 2008

56 out of 59 people found this instruction helpful

At first I tried to use pliers to unscrew the base,very uncomfortable working position,upside down and backwards(the microwave is installed over the range top)very limited space for your body and arms to manuver and you really cant see the base,all of this took place after the breaker was turned off ofcourse,finally figured out that you can drop the entire bottom housing of the microwave by unscrewing 6 screws and the light sockets are easily accessable once you lower it,take out 1 retaining screw ,remove the entire socket and unscrewed the broken base and replaced the bulbs,I said bulbs,there is no sense in having to replace another bulb in who knows how long since only one had burned out but they were both the same age

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Light Bulb - 40W 130V

Part Number: PS247209

In Stock