Microwave Light [Issues & Solutions]

If you want to know how to change the interior and exterior microwave light or other things like these. We are going to talk about a few microwave light questions and problems.

How to Change A Microwave Light

To change the interior light bulb in a microwave, do the following…

Step 1: Before starting the repair, unplug the microwave.

Step 2: Open the door of the microwave and take out the screws at the top of the front grille which secure it.

Step 3: Slide the grille to the left then pull it out to remove.

Step 4: Using a pair of pliers detach the light bulb cover. It will be on the right side inside the microwave.

Step 5: Unscrew the light bulb and buy a new one.

Step 6: Screw the new bulb tightly into place.

Step 7: Return the light bulb cover.

Step 8: Return the front grille and secure it using the screws.

Microwave Exterior Light Not Working

If the exterior light of a microwave is not working, the light bulb is dead. To replace the exterior light bulb, follow these steps…

Step 1: First, turn off the microwave and unplug before replacing the bulb.

Step 2: Look underneath the microwave, the light bulb cover is held by one screw. Take out the screw to access the bulb.

Step 3: Unscrew the faulty light bulb and get a new one.

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Step 4: Screw the new bulb in.

Step 5: Close the light bulb cover and screw it back tightly.

The video below will walk you through how to replace a microwave exterior light bulb.

Microwave Light and Fan Stay On

If the microwave light and fan stay on, there must be a problem with the door switch. To determine if this is the case, follow these steps…

Step 1: First, ensure that the microwave is off and unplugged.

Step 2: Take out the screws at the back and sides of the microwave.

Step 3: After taking out the screws, lift the microwave cover up and take it out.

Step 4: Behind the door panel, you will see three door switches. Remove the top door switch from the holder.

Step 5: Press the small button on the switch. If there is a strong click when you press it, the switch isn’t faulty. However, if the button feels loose, it needs to be replaced.

Step 6: Do this same test with the other door switches to determine if more than one switch is faulty. If they aren’t return the switches to exactly the same places you took them from.

Step 7: Get a new door switch and place it in the holder.

Step 8: Return the microwave cover.

Step 9: Screw it back tightly.

Step 10: Plug the microwave back in.

Note: If your microwave light is flickering or if your microwave is not heating, follow these same steps to fix the problem.

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Can a Microwave Work Without the Light?

Yes, it can. Your microwave can still work even if the bulb in it doesn’t work anymore. However, the light in the microwave helps you keep track of your food as it is cooking.

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Let’s say your food is about to bubble over, with the microwave light, you will see this and quickly turn off the microwave. But without the light, you wouldn’t be able to tell till it has bubbled over.

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