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Replacing your Whirlpool Microwave Light Bulb - 40W
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Light Bulb - 40W 8206232A

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PartSelect Number PS2376034
Manufacturer Part Number 8206232A
Manufactured by Whirlpool
Product Description

Light Bulb - 40W Specifications

This 40w light bulb is a replacement bulb constructed of glass and metal. It is an easy-to-install electrical part which produces 40w of light. If the bulb won't light up then it may be broken and should be replaced. The bulb attaches directly to an appropriate light socket and has a small screw-in base. To access the exterior light bulb, you will need to remove the panel on the bottom of the microwave using a Phillips screwdriver. If your exterior light bulb has not been changed before, it is probably held in place with some silicone. You will need to cut away this silicone to remove the old bulb. If you cannot access the silicone with a utility knife, it can be removed using dental floss. Once the silicone is removed, simply unscrew the old bulb, and replace it with the new one. Be sure to disconnect the power to the microwave before you begin this repair. This light bulb measures about 1 1/8 inches. We do not recommend using a higher-wattage bulb for this appliance, and can only recommend this specific bulb. If fixing the bulb does not solve your microwave light issue, it's possibly a problem with the socket, which means the socket and/or board will need to be replaced. This can be a more dangerous repair, so consult your user manual or a technician before attempting.
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Replacing your Whirlpool Microwave Light Bulb - 40W

Replacing your Whirlpool Microwave Light Bulb - 40W
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This part works with the following products:
Microwave, Microwave Oven Combo, Range Hood, Washer.
This part works with the following products:
Whirlpool, Maytag, Amana, KitchenAid.
Part# 8206232A replaces these:
AP4512653, 1890433, 0053422, 0053437, 05200136, 05200137, 14209237, 14210453, 14210811, 14218311, 14218312, 14218318, 2635-0004, 2635-0005, 2665-0003, 4158344, 4158365, 4158432, 4164062, 4166665 , 4174608, 4338831, 4359625, 4393681, 53001372, 53437, 56001071, 56001089, 57001073, 7-47000, 7-47001, 747000, 747001, 8183993, 8189961, 8204855, 8205422, 8205586, 8206232, 8206443, R0712011, R0712013, R0712014, R0712015, R0712016, R0713503, R9800403, R9900310, W10321375, W10598935, Y0053422, Y0053437, Y05200136, Y05200137, Y747000, Y747001 Show less
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Grease Filters!!!!!!
The grease filters you sent to me are not the same size as the filters I replaced!!! Since the new filters do not fit correctly the air does not get filtered since the filters are too small for the hole. Why would you send me replacements that are not the same size as the ones I replaced? The filters are in the hole of the original ones but are too short. Not happy with this transaction at all!!!
Other Parts Used:
Light Bulb - 40W Charcoal Filter Grease Filter
  • Jan from CATAULA, GA
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
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Basically only problem was removing the lamp base as the bulb and base had separated.
The two tips sent were appreciated as were helpful in understanding the situation. Do read tips provided
Turning the electricity off, removing the broken parts, cleaning up the area then installation of the new parts fell into place.
Other Parts Used:
Light Bulb - 40W Vent Grille - Black
  • Kenneth from FAIRHOPE, AL
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
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MICROWAVE BOTTOM LIGHT BURNED OUT
Simply need a Phillips head screwdriver, remove the screen covering the light bulb. all you need to do is unscrew burned out bulb and screw in the new bulb. Much easier to order the bulb in the socket and pull it out the socket and plug in the new socket and bulb. because you have a limited space to work
Other Parts Used:
Light Bulb - 40W Light Socket
  • MICHAEL from LAKE WORTH, FL
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    Less than 15 mins
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Change broken 40W light bulb on Over-the-range Microwave
The original bulb came apart while unscrewing it from the back of the microwave, leaving the metal screw thread contact still in the socket. Since this is an over-the-range micriwave there isn't enough room to manuever needle nose pliers into the socket to remove the screw thread contact. So this is how we were able to remove it.
Unplug power cord.
Take a standard wine bottle cork and whittle down one end until it fits in the socket. Then, using a bit of pressure push the cork into the socket snd begin unscrewing the screw thread contact until it comes out of the socket. Works like a charm!
Other Parts Used:
Light Bulb - 40W Charcoal Filter
  • Rosanne from BRIDGEVILLE, DE
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    Less than 15 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
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Light bulb out
Put s pot under were you take the screw out.If you drop it you can get it easy
  • Joe from RAIL RD FLAT, CA
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
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Burned out bulb
Husband replaced the bulb
  • Theresa from OVERLAND PARK, KS
  • Difficulty Level:
    Very Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    Less than 15 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
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Range light bulbs were burned out
We needed a phillips head screw driver to remove the single screw holding the light bulb cover in place.
Removing the old bulbs was a little work, because they had come loose from the sockets. We unplugged the microwave, so we could grip the sockets with a tool. I think my husband used a needle nose plier for this.
The new bulbs screwed in easily, and then we refastened the light bulb cover with the phillips head screw driver.
  • Barbara from MERIDIAN, ID
  • Difficulty Level:
    Very Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    Less than 15 mins
  • Tools:
    Pliers, Screw drivers
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Lightbulb burned out
Removed one screw lowered glass cover removed burned out bulb replaced with new one put glass back reinstalled screw. Dune 5 minutes back in business
  • Roland R from NORTH ANDOVER, MA
  • Difficulty Level:
    Very Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    Less than 15 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
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Exterior light bulb (PS2376034) broken off in socket. No access for pliers after glass cover removed.
Unplug appliance. Remove total of 7 phillips screws from sides and front of bottom panel . Panel front drops down, remove one socket screw and socket. Now have access for lineman' s pliers to unscrew bulb base. Reinstall socket, replace bulb and 7 panel screws. Restore power.
  • Alvin from HILTON HEAD, SC
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Pliers, Screw drivers
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Replace bulb under the microwave
Piece of cake. One screw to release the dropdown light diffuser. Just remember, the you're screwing the new bulb in from a reverse perspective. Also this site sends the correct part the first time.
  • Verne from HENDERSONVLLE, NC
  • Difficulty Level:
    Very Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    Less than 15 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
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Carla
September 26, 2017
Does this bulb have the three positions?
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Hi Carla, Thank you for the question. Yes this bulb is used for the 3 different light settings that are determined buy the control board option. Hope this helps!

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John
October 6, 2017
The exterior light bub just fell out when i removed the cover. Only the glass part of the bulb came out. I assume the stem is still in the appliance. Have tried to get it out without removing entire microwave from the wall. Any suggestions
For model number WMH31017AW-0
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Hi John, Thank you for your inquiry. I have found a video on our website that may help you with this. You will find it under part number PS1156014. I hope this helps. Thank you and have a great day!

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Daniel
January 8, 2019
The exterior light didn't turn, so i bought a new light bulb, but now the problem with it is that i install the bulb it automatically turns on and stay on in all positions of the light switch it doesn't turn off. I can see the switch changes positions when pushed on the display, but the light keeps on
For model number WMH31017FS0
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Hello Daniel, thank you for your question. If the light stays on, and doesn't turn off in any capacity the issue is probably with the electronic control Part Number: PS11765762. You can test the socket to be sure that isn't the issue, but most likely the board itself, which contains the light switch options, needs to be replaced. I hope this helps.

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Christine
November 13, 2017
I'm trying to remove the stem from the underside of my over the stove microwave. The glass bulb broke off, leaving the metal stem in place.
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Hi Christine, Thank you for the question.First unplug the appliance. There are a few tricks you can try. One way is to use an empty soda bottle. Remove the cap from the bottle and melt the threaded top a bit and screw it into the socket where the broken off stem is. The melted threads should catch the stem and allow you to unscrewed from the socket. You can also use a pair of pliers, insert the pliers into the socket and open them up so the points are firm against the sides of the stem. Next turn the pliers so they unscrew the stem from the socket.Hope this helps!

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Craig
April 18, 2018
The exterior bulb has burned out. Is it possible to replace it with a dimmable led bulb instead? The halogen bulb gets too hot and isn't bright enough.
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Hello Craig, thank you for your question. Unfortunately, the only bulb that is recommend and available for that unit is Light Bulb - 40W Part Number: 8206232A. This is a 40W bulb, and unless your unit has an option for different settings like hi, low, there is no way to add a dimmer bulb to the unit as the control functions wouldn't allow for that type of bulb. I hope this information helps!

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Carolyn
November 15, 2017
Got the bulb out after it broke off. New one is too long. Are there 2 sizes of 40 watt bulbs?
For model number MMV5208WW1
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Hi Carolyn, Thank you for your question. For the underside of your microwave there is only 1 size of bulb. According to your model information. This should be the correct bulb for the underside of your microwave. Good luck with your repair.

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Em
November 25, 2017
Light bulb for the hood microwave combo, the light bulb broke, hanging but still attached but can’t get it out and the screw part still in the receptacle. How get it all out? Thanks!
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Hi Em, Thank you for the question.First unplug the appliance. There are a few tricks you can try. One way is to use an empty soda bottle. Remove the cap from the bottle and melt the threaded top a bit and screw it into the socket where the broken off stem is. The melted threads should catch the stem and allow you to unscrewed from the socket. You can also use a pair of pliers, insert the pliers into the socket and open them up so the points are firm against the sides of the stem. Next turn the pliers so they unscrew the stem from the socket.Hope this helps!

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Bobbie
January 5, 2018
Want to replace 40 watt bulb with led, will the e17 4w 40 watts bulb work?
For model number KMHS120ESS1
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Hello Bobbie, Thank you for your inquiry. This is the light bulb for your model that goes at the bottom of the microwave. Hope this helps!

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Rick
January 17, 2018
Is the base for this bulb a medium base, or a small base, and the dimensions 2.250" long and 1.00" wide?
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Hi Rick,Thank you for your question.This exterior light bulb for your microwave is 40W and has a small screw-in base. I hope this helps!

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Paris
January 18, 2019
Hello, when i removed the cooktop bulb, only the bulb came out. In the process of removing the threaded metal part with needlenose pliers (dumb move in hindsight), there was a loud pop and now the microwave doesn't work at all. I'm assuming it's the main microwave fuse that needs to be replaced. Is that a logical conclusion, and if yes, do you sell that fuse? Thanks so much for your help.
For model number Whirlpool WMH5320CS-5
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Hello Paris, thank you for your question. Yes, the most likely issue is the fuse, part number W10138793. If this part blows you will not have any power to the unit. When it blows you usually hear a pop noise as well. I hope this helps!

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