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389948-1-S-Whirlpool-8169539           -Light Bulb Socket and Housing
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Light Bulb Socket and Housing

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PartSelect Number PS389948
Manufacturer Part Number 8169539
Manufactured by Whirlpool

This light socket is designed for use in your microwave. The function of this part is to connect your light bulb to the power source, so the light works during operation. If you notice your light is not functioning, you may need to replace the light socket. Be sure to test your light bulb to see if that is the issue before replacing the light socket. This light socket is approximately 2 inches in width, and 1 inch in height. It is made of black plastic, and the appropriate light bulb will simply screw in to the housing. The part is sold individually.

This part works with the following brands: Whirlpool, Kenmore, Estate, Roper, KitchenAid, Inglis.

This part works with the following products: Microwave.

This part fixes the following symptoms:

  • Won’t turn on.

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Light Bulb - 40W

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The 40W lightbulb is found in the interior of your microwave, which will need to be replaced if you have noticed the light is no longer coming on after opening the door. The light bulb is clear in color and made of glass. For this installation, you will need a Phillips screw driver and utility knife. Before beginning, make sure to disconnect the power and wait a few minutes. Remove the two screws in the grove vent and set aside and then lift the grill vent forward and pull up to remove. The light bulb should be underneath a panel and may require the use of your utility knife to remove the silicone holding it in place. Line the new bulb up with the socket and screw into place until it is snug.

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Need instructions to replace light bulb housing part # 8169539. The website has that info omitted part #8169539 from parts direct

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Hi Majorie, Thank you for your inquiry. I have found a repair story from one of our customers that you may find useful, "I removed the screws from the front and sides only. about 8 screws. I did not remove the screws in the back because I had enough room for my hands when the front dropped down. removed the plastic cover housing that protects the 2 power wires. Simply squeezed and pulled back to remove. Then removed the screw holding the housing in place which was accessed from the front just above the light socket. *** make sure you document or mark which wires go to which connector before removing the wires and make sure you test for power before handling them. If power press light button until no power. *** To much of a pain to pull stove out and unplug but that is the safest way. Then mount new housing with screw and plug in wires. Mine were white and blue. Make sure you thread wires through plastic wire cover first. and then close up bottom of micro." I hope this helps with the repair. Thank you and have a great day!

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Chris from Cedar Hill, TX

Burned out light under microwave and filters needed changing

I just removed the multiple screws which held the hood cover on. I then attempted to remove the light bulbs from the socket. This proved impossible because the bulbs were so fragile from the heat and grease build up. To make this task much easier and probably safer, just replace the bulb housing and light bulb. The bulb housing unplugs very easily. Just replace it then screw your new bulb in. P.S. Be sure to unplug appliance before you start.

The filters are very easy to replace. No tools needed.

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
Time to do repair: 1- 2 hours
Tools: Pliers, Screw drivers
Customer: Louis from mancelona, MI

Light bulb burned out

when removing the bulb the base broke off and there was an ark took place as I had made a mistake and didn't unplug the unit before working on it , thought with the light switch off it was ok, but still had power in that area . So ALWAYS uplug before making repairs.
The whole unit was dead and I checked for power at the plug and it was live. after unpluging I took the main control panel off and discovered a fuse was blown and replaced it along with a new socket and bulb and now it works like new . the fuses are inside small plastic capsuals so I back probed them with continuity light to find the blown fuse .
It was quite simple once I found how to get the panels off. Just basic common sence will take care of most appliance problems
thanks
Louie Scholl

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Parts Used:
  • Light Bulb Socket and Housing
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Pliers, Screw drivers
Customer: Brandon from Vancouver, WA

Hood light wont work

Turned power off. Removed all the screws from bottom removed socket and replaced

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: bob from SEBASTIAN, FL

Light that illuminates the range would not work.

replaced the socket per recommendations on this web site. this did not correct the problem.

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