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How is the light bulb replaced and what type of bulb is it

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How is the light bulb replaced and what type of bulb is it?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Techdesk replied 4 years ago.
Is this a microwave oven?
Can you post the model number?
Is it free standing or built in?

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

It is a Microwave Combi, freestanding model EM G4777S UK2.


Sorry, thought the info carrie over from my 1st request.


Brian Higginson

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

It is a Sanyo Combi Microwave, freestanding Model EM 4777S UK2.


Sorry, I thought the info had carried over from the 1st question.


Brian Higginson

Expert:  Techdesk replied 4 years ago.
Sorry, when I picked the question up the system hadn't linked it yet.

I see it's now showing as another question.

Sanyo have actually ceased trading in the UK and as a result there's no technical available on them any more.

However, their machines are not that different from all the other microwaves out there.

They did have a few machines that used screw in bulbs but normally, it's special bulbs.

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It shows the bulb typically used by Sanyo, you'll need to compare it to what is inside your machine.

To actually change it involves taking the cover off of the machine.

First off, I have to warn you that microwave ovens store a charge in excess of 4000 volts, even when unplugged.
You should have the knowledge and tools to safely discharge this before working on it.

However, as you are only working on the light bulb, take care not to touch anything else.

Unplug the machine.
Take the cover over the top and sides off.

Look near the front on the right and you should find the light bulb inserted (bulb downward) into a plastic housing.
Disconnect it and unclip it, pull it out.

Fitting is the reverse of removal.

Check it out, see what you find and if your bulb is different, let me know the details from the bulb and I'll see what I have on it.

Hope this helps
Let me know how it goes or if you need more help
Expert:  Techdesk replied 4 years ago.
Nearly forgot, don't buy the bulb on Ebay, the pictures are of bulbs from Australia.

Let me know if your bulb is similar, the same or totally different.