How to remove broken light bulb from microwave?
Not all microwaves use the same bulb shape.
- 1 Connect an Overhead Microwave Oven
- 2 Replace the Oven Sensor in a Roper Stove
- 3 Hang Microwave Ovens
- 4 Replace the Hinge Cam on a Kenmore Elite Refrigerator Door
An overhead microwave mounts above your stove and replaces your old vent hood. Thankfully, you don't lose the conveniences of your vent hood when you install the microwave because it includes an exhaust fan and a cooking light. Unfortunately, changing the 40-watt incandescent light bulb in your microwave is a bit more complicated than changing a standard light bulb in a vent hood. You must remove the 40-watt incandescent light bulb from your microwave to purchase the correct replacement, as 40-watt microwave light bulbs come in different shapes and base sizes.
Open the wall cabinet above the microwave to look for the power cord. Many overhead microwaves plug into an electrical outlet installed inside the wall cabinet.
Unplug your microwave if it plugs into a wall outlet. If you cannot access the microwave power cord, turn off the breaker that supplies electricity to the microwave inside your main breaker panel.
Double-check that no electricity is flowing into the microwave using a noncontact circuit tester.
Lay a towel across the top of your stove to catch any parts you might drop. This helps prevent dropping a screw in the stove and avoid damaging the stove top.
Remove the screws holding the glass lens cover over the light bulb. Carefully pull the glass lens away from the bottom of the microwave.
Wait for the light bulb to cool if applicable. Reach inside the light bulb cavity. Grasp the bulb with your fingers. Turn the bulb counterclockwise to remove it from the socket.