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I have a sharp drawer microwave with burnt out bulb. How do i access the panel in top of microwave

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SOURCE: Replacing lightbulb in Sharp R953M combi microwave oven

most microwave ovens built in the last 20 years do not have an
access panel to the light bulb. you must remove the screws on the back of the microwave that hold the outer sleeve in place.
Then pull upward and backward on the sleeve to disengage it
from the front lip of the chassis. the light bulb should be close to the front of the microwave behind the control panel. Some lights
are not unscrewable from the socket, but the socket and bulb
come as an assembly.

Posted on Mar 27, 2008

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SOURCE: Burnt bulb in GE JE1590sc001 convection microwave

You can locate it by looking inside the cavity for an area that is perforated.
If this area is not a panel that can be removed, replacing it may (often) require removing a few sheet metal screws along the rear edge of the unit; rarely is the housing held on with more than that.
With the screws removed, lift up on the rear edge and pull toward the back.

DO NOT LEAVE IT PLUGGED IN!

Also, because there are components that may keep a charge (capacitors) for hours, I would recommend letting it sit unplugged overnight before removing the housing.

The bulb may be either a cylindrical type such as many sewing machines use or a smaller version of a standard bulb.
Neither of which anyone ever has at home, of course.

Any of the large 'home improvement' stores should have these 'made in China' bulbs at an inflated price.

Posted on Jun 03, 2008

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William Miller

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SOURCE: Burnt out inside bulb

We have the service manual for models R-530BK and R-530BW and have uploaded it to our site here to help you.

You will need the free Acrobat Reader to view or print it.

Bulbs can be had in most grocery stores, hardware stores, home improvement centers, and big box or department stores.

If not, the best place to order Sharp parts is Tritronics.

We're happy to help you with free advice and we'd appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

Posted on Oct 13, 2008

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William Miller

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SOURCE: Jenn-Air Microwave Bulb and Filters Inaccessible - Design Flaw - Help!

It's not a design flaw. The microwave was incorrectly mounted.

The installation instructions (installation kit) included a template for proper alignment of the microwave on the cabinetry.

If it had been aligned with the template, the two top grill screws would be easily accessible.

The grille must be removed to access the lights and the charcoal filters, which should be changed every 6-12 months if they are used.

If they are in place and not changed regularly, critical ventilation and cooling can be affected.

Your owner's manual can be downloaded free here, and it shows you how to change the bulbs and filter.

It will have to be remounted properly.

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Posted on Nov 08, 2008

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William Miller

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We see (and repair) this a lot. The problem is on the control panel, which we regularly repair nationwide by mail for $39.95 postpaid in about a week or so.

This light failure often occurs when a bulb goes out and the filament shorts, or when the bulbs are removed or installed without first unplugging the oven from the power line. Either can cause such a failure on the controller.

This can often also affect the exhaust fan, cooling fan, turntable, and/or inside light operation, too.

Details of our service are at our Web site, along with a video showing how to remove a typical over the range control panel assembly in under 5 minutes.

Feel free to contact me directly with your brand, full model number and symptoms.

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William E. Miller
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access panel to the light bulb. you must remove the screws on the back of the microwave that hold the outer sleeve in place.
Then pull upward and backward on the sleeve to disengage it
from the front lip of the chassis. the light bulb should be close to the front of the microwave behind the control panel. Some lights
are not unscrewable from the socket, but the socket and bulb
come as an assembly.

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