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Whirlpool GMC305PDQ08 Microwave Light Replacement


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#1 AlaskaErik

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Posted 01 October 2013 - 04:30 PM

What I thought would be a simple repair isn't so.  This is a built-in oven/microwave combo with the light on the upper microwave portion needing replacement.  I tried unscrewing it, but it just rotates.  Do I need to take the entire unit out or can I just take all the screws off of the front of the microwave and access the light that way?  Any help would be greatly appreciated.



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#2 AlaskaErik

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Posted 01 October 2013 - 04:34 PM

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 BTW, this is what it looks like



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Posted 01 October 2013 - 05:48 PM

Power off.

Remove upper trim 

Remove lower trim

Remove two screws in the bottom corners of the MW now exposed because the lower trim is off.

Slide MW forward about 4 or 5 inches until the light bulb clip is exposed. (Might have to slide the foil covered insulation back a bit.)

Squeeze clip and release light bulb holder 

Replace bulb - being careful not to touch the new bulb

Reassemble (If you pulled the MW forward too far, make sure the black rubber wire guard is slid into the U shaped slot on the right side properly or it won't go back in.)

Power on.

 

Easy.  NOT!  lol.  That's how its done.


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#4 AlaskaErik

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Posted 02 October 2013 - 11:54 AM

Thank you very much for the info!



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Posted 02 October 2013 - 01:03 PM

It appears that there is a trick to getting the trim off.  What is the correct way that doesn't break anything?!

 

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Posted 02 October 2013 - 01:36 PM

Open up your MW door and take a picture from the front, post it here, and I'll show u what u need to do.
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Posted 02 October 2013 - 07:38 PM

Is this something you can work with?

 

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Posted 03 October 2013 - 06:51 AM

Steps attached for removing oven trim and control are the same up to step 7. In addition, you'll need to remove the upper and lower vents around the microwave, then there are 2 screws at the base of the microwave that hold it onto the lower over that will also need to be removed. Refer to earlier instructions about sliding the microwave partially out... 

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Edited by Chat_in_FL, 03 October 2013 - 06:51 AM.

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Posted 03 October 2013 - 07:53 AM

Ahhh - those are better instructions than me trying to draw on the picture. 


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Posted 03 October 2013 - 11:26 AM

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Sorry, edit button not available for previous post, would like to add the following:

 

  1. Remove the burned-out bulb by squeezing the wire clip together, pulling to the right and lifting.
  2. Replace bulb, using tissue or wearing cotton gloves to handle bulb. Do not touch bulb with bare fingers.

Edited by Chat_in_FL, 03 October 2013 - 11:36 AM.

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Posted 04 October 2013 - 01:22 AM

Steps attached for removing oven trim and control are the same up to step 7. In addition, you'll need to remove the upper and lower vents around the microwave, then there are 2 screws at the base of the microwave that hold it onto the lower over that will also need to be removed. Refer to earlier instructions about sliding the microwave partially out... 

For some reason I don't have permission to open the attachment!



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Posted 05 October 2013 - 01:57 PM

For some reason I don't have permission to open the attachment!

 

 

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