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Hotpoint Microwave Light Bulb Not Working

The part(s) or condition(s) listed below for the symptom Microwave light bulb not working are ordered from most likely to least likely to occur. Check or test each item, starting with the items at the top of the page.

Most Frequent Causes for Microwave light bulb not working

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Cause 1Light Bulb

The light bulb itself might be burned out. Replace the light bulb before replacing any of the parts associated with the light bulb

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Cause 2Halogen Lamp

To determine if a halogen lamp has failed, you can use a multimeter to test it for electrical continuity, or install the lamp into an identical socket to test it.

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Cause 3Main Control Board

Before replacing the control, check the light bulbs, sockets, and wiring. If these parts seem to be working properly, test the control board with a multimeter to determine if it sending the correct voltage to the light bulb socket. If the control board is not sending enough voltage to the light bulb socket, replace the control board.

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Cause 4Control Board

A microwave light bulb not working could be caused by a defective control board, although this is rarely the case. Before replacing the control board, check the light bulbs, sockets, and wiring. If these parts seem to be working properly, test the control board with a multimeter to determine if it sending the correct voltage to the light bulb socket. If the control board is not sending enough voltage to the light bulb socket, replace the control board.

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Cause 5Light Socket

Before replacing the light socket, replace the light bulb. If you replace the light bulb, and the light still doesn’t work, use a multimeter to test the light socket for continuity. If the light socket does not have continuity, replace it.

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