Light burnt out and door will not close properly

ApplianceWhirlpool Microwave


Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Screw drivers

Robert From Alton, IL

Sep 06, 2012

I had been dealing with a broken vent cover and burned out light for several months. I should have fixed it much sooner if I knew how easy it was. had pictures of everything I needed and after reading the repair stories I was able to disassemble the pieces necessary and clean them before reinstalling. Very fast shipping also. The vent grille attaches easily with a couple screws. It's weakest point is the plastic tabs which will break and then gravity puts the grill in the doors ways. The light bulbs can be accessed with a hinged glass door (one screw) but be careful they are very fragil and can break off. If they do unplug your unit, get a pair of needle nose pliers and slowly unscrew the rest of the bulb. If you wanting room or you want to clean the grease off, I recommend removing the whole bottom cover from the microwave (7 scews and 2 wire harness clips).

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Vent Grille

Part Number: PS391973

In Stock

Light Bulb - 40W

Part Number: PS1156014

In Stock