Halogen bulb beneath microwave lighting the stovetop burned out after 9 mo.

ApplianceGeneral Electric Microwave


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repairLess than 15 mins

Age of ApplianceLess than 1 year

Tools Screw drivers

Edward From Averill Park, NY

Jan 01, 2011

18 out of 19 people found this instruction helpful

Unscrewed the light cover beneath the microwave with a phillips head screwdriver. The bulb is very tiny and has 2 straight parallel prongs that slide into 2 small holes. Grab bulb from both sides with each hand firmly and slide STRAIGHT out (no twisting or pushing). Don't worry about breaking even though it may take a fair amount of pressure to pull out. New bulb arrived within a couple of days. Due to high shipping cost, suggest buying 2 or more bulbs at once. Bulb is often used as a kitchen night light so that is probably why I only got 9 months out of it.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Halogen Bulb - 20W - 12V

Part Number: PS951718

In Stock