Is the light in your microwave not working, or is the light on but the microwave won’t work? If your microwave falls under one of these, keep reading. Today, we will show you the solutions to the most common Panasonic microwave light problems.
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Panasonic Microwave Light On But Not Working
A faulty door switch is the most likely cause of this problem. To test and replace the door switch in a Panasonic microwave, do the following…
Step 1: Unplug the microwave
Step 2: Take out the screws at the top, back and sides of the microwave which hold its cover in place. Depending on your microwave model, there may not be screws at the top or at the sides.
Step 3: Once you have taken out the screws, remove the microwave cover and set it aside.
Step 4: Behind the control panel, there will be three door switches, one of them is faulty. Detach the top switch from the holder.
Step 5: To find out if the top switch is faulty, press the small button on it. If there is a strong click when you do so, the door switch is still good. However, if the button feels loose and doesn’t make a sound, it is faulty.
Step 6: Do this same test with the middle door switch and the lower one. Click here to know more about testing a microwave door switch.
Step 7: Disconnect the wires from the faulty door switch.
Step 8: Get a new door switch. Make sure that the switch you get is the same type as the one that is faulty.
Step 9: Connect the wires to the terminals of the new door switch.
Step 10: Place the door switch back in its holder.
Step 11: Reposition the microwave cover.
Step 12: Secure the cover using the screws you removed earlier on.
Step 13: Plug the microwave back in.
If your Panasonic microwave light stays on, also follow the steps above to test and replace a door switch.
The video below will show you how to replace a microwave door switch.
Panasonic Microwave Light Not Working/Won’t Turn on
If you are facing this issue, you will need to replace the light bulb. To replace a Panasonic microwave light bulb, do the following…
Step 1: First of all, turn off and unplug the microwave.
Step 2: Take out the screws which hold the microwave cover in place. There will be a screw at the right side, and about four at the back.
Step 3: Remove the microwave cover.
Step 4: Once you have gained access to the inner parts of the microwave, do not go around touching the components as some hold a deadly charge.
Step 5: Unclip the two clips which hold the light bulb in place.
Step 6: Carefully take the light bulb out.
Step 7: Using a pair of pliers, carefully disconnect the two wires from the light bulb.
Step 8: Get a new bulb.
Step 9: Connect the wires to the new bulb.
Step 10: Position the bulb and bend the clips back to secure it.
Step 11: Align the microwave cover and hold it in place with the screws.
Step 12: Plug the microwave back in.
The video below will give you a visual of how to replace a Panasonic microwave light bulb.
Panasonic Microwave Light Too Bright
If your Panasonic microwave light is too bright, you can reduce it by pressing the “Light” button on your microwave. Press the button once to turn the light on. If you would like the light brighter, press the button again. To turn the light off, press the button once again.
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