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PartSelect Number PS2351821
This part works with the following brands: GE, Hotpoint & Kenmore.
First I removed the single screw holding the lens assembly in place. Then I lowered the assembly and tilted it until it came out. To remove the existing cracked glass lens there were four tabs bent down on it. By hand I lifted each tab just enough to remove the broken lens. I then replaced the broken lens with the new one and re-bent the tabs down by hand to secure them to the new lens.The lens assembly, now removed, revealed the cavity that contained the two halogen bulbs. Since they were both burned out for days, they weren't hot so I could pull each one out by hand. The bulbs are secured by two straight heavy gauge wire leads and provided a little resistance but come out fairly easily. Make a mental note of the angle they came out so it will be easier to replace them with new ones.You're not supposed to touch halogen bulbs with your bare hands, so I used the bubble wrap they came in as a means to hold the bulb while installing it.Be sure to insert the bulbs at the same angle they came out so the pins do not get bent.Once both bulbs are in place, replace the lens cover assembly by putting the end opposite where the screw hole goes in first on the right, then swing it up until flush and screw it down.
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Turned of f the circuit breaker to the microwave. Unscrewed the cover (1 screw!) popped out the old bulbs and plugged in the new ones, using the bubblewrap as a handle to be sure my skin didn't touch the light bulbs so the oil from my hands didn't damage or shorten the life of the new bulbs. Turned the circuit back on. That's it!
This is the second time that this lamp hase gone out. It is located in a small space in the top of the microwave and you need to remove the top front pannel, then take a screw or two out of a metal shield and bend the shield up to get your hand into the compartment where, if you know how, you can reach in and lift out the reflector shield that the lighbulb is plugged into and remove the old one and plug in the new one. The first time was hard to figure out how to do it but the second time wasn't bad because I knew how to do it.
*Remove Two Phillips head screws from the top of vent slide the vent left to remove it. Take the charcoal filter out then the metal cover underneath the filter. It also has a phillips head screw. bulb socket is on right facing down. Squeeze the metal clips and remove socket from bracket. Installation is the reverse of removal.
After removing the screws holding the 2 cover plates in position, I removed the halogen light bulbs with my fingers. Then I placed a paper towel around the first replacement bulb and lined up the two wire connectors with the two holes in the receptacle. I pushed in, but the bulb's probes did not slide into the receptacle. I spent five minutes aligning and pushing but to no avail. Then I removed the filter screen on the side of the receptacle, shined a flashlight beam on the receptacle, and with an improved view of the two holes in the receptacle, slid the bulb in. The second bulb was inserted in a few minutes, and the job was done. Whoever designed the halogen bulb was not as bright as Thomas Edison.
Although a fine refigerator from a performance standpoint, a drooping evaporator coil kickplate created an unsightly appearence as result of a broken snap-in plastic connector. The repair should have been fairly simple, merely requiring the removal of the old plastic kickplate by depressing the plastic connectors upon each end to release the original kickplate, followed by snapping the new kickplate into position at most, a five minute repair. However, although the replacement kickplate I received from PartSelect for $58.67 (plus shipping), does contain all four plastic snap-in connectors as required, the replacement kickplate had not been molded to rest flat upon the front refrigerator trim, properly concealing the evaporator coils (as the original kickplate mounted prior to sustaining a broken snap-in connector). However, after replacing this plastic kickplate, my refrigerator continues to suffer from a pitiful, drooping kickplate upon one end. Although PartSelect has always come through for me upon previous repair part orders, in this case the better choice would have been to dismissed my desire for retaining the factory appearence of this expensive appliance, and simply apply adhesive to the original kickplate instead.
the online instructions were ideal - just unscrewed the right-hand screw (the only screw) and replaced the bulb by inserting gently but firmly)...getting the old bulb out was a pain, b/c it shattered in my grasp (with little bits of glass all over the stove!), but that has nothing to do with the purchase and installation from this site - all a very good experience
Opened cover, pulled out old bulb, inserted new one, put cover back on. I was out of town when bulbs arived, my wife put it in. She said it was easy.
We had our kitchen remodeled; new cabinets, countertop, range, refigerator, microwave, dishwasher and floor.The cabinets around the microwave were custom made; it looks great but it hid the screws, which had to be unscrewed to remove the grill so the interior light of the microwave could be replaced.A stand was used to support the microwave as I lowered it so the screws could exposed so the light could be replaced.The light was replaced, the microwave was raised back into place and all is well. I replaced the bulb while my wife was out of town. When she returned she noticed that the microwave was nice and clean; she was NOT aware of the fact that the bulb was replaced!BobRacine, WI
1. Open the cover over light bulbs with screwdriver.2. Pulled out blown bulbs.3. Inserts new bulbs from Partselect.4. Tested new bulbs5. Closed the cover over light bulbs with scvrewdriver.6. Threw out old bulbs and packaging material.Now, was that easy or what!
Ordered the part. 2 days later part arrives. Took me 30 seconds to install the part. Sorry it was not more eventful.
Easy to repair. One screw, remove bulbs, replace with new ones, secure screw. Partselect.com shipped items quickly as promised, provided follow up email confirming receipt of order, a second email confirming shipment & a link to check shipping status.Would not hesitate to do business with Partselect.com again!!!
followed instructions posted on line.very good service .parts arrived in a speedy manner and were a perfect fit.
Removed one screw, removed cover, and replaced lamp. Pretty straightforward.
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