Light bulbs wouldn't come out of socket

ApplianceGeneral Electric Microwave

ModelJVM1630WB0007

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Screw drivers

Toni From Denton, NC

Oct 08, 2011

2 out of 3 people found this instruction helpful

I ended up breaking one bulb trying to remove a burnt bulb for replacement. We then tried removing the other bulb and it wouldn't come out either. I googled the problem and found PartSelect and an explaination of the problem. Heat from either the stove or the bulbs had fused the bulbs into the sockets. Comments on the problem explained that you just remove the bottome pannel (we had seven screws), unplug the old sockets, insert the new and new bulbs and reattach the panel. It was quick and no problems to correct. We did discover the microwave was on its own breaker, make sure to disconnect or cutoff power to the microwave before you start.

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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

$5.84
In Stock