Light bulb out, tried to remove, lamp socket broke

ApplianceGeneral Electric Microwave

Model

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repairLess than 15 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Screw drivers

Gene From Urbana, IL

Dec 22, 2009

77 out of 87 people found this instruction helpful

Above the stove mounted microwave. I dropped the lens cover from under the bulb and tried to remove the bulb. The bulb separated from the base. I tried to remove the base with a pliers and the lamp socket broke. I ordered the parts and dropped the bottom cover of the unit down (5 screws). Removed 1 screww from the lamp socket, unplugged the wires and took it out. Simply replaced socket, fastened bottom cover of microwave, installed new bulb and closed lens cover.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Light Socket - 250V 75W

Part Number: PS230544

$11.54
In Stock

Light Bulb - 40W 130V

Part Number: PS247209

$5.89
In Stock