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Old 02-15-2019, 11:55 PM   #1
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Have you ever had to replace the light bulb in your microwave?

My microwave light is flickering on and off. It was having some trouble with the power of heating a tv dinner. I may have to replace the microwave as it's a number of years old, but I may only have to replace the light bulb. Does anyone know what kind of light bulb it Haier 1100 watt takes? I can't see enough to try and remove the light bulb.
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My grandmother's first microwave started having the exact same problem you are describing and it all started when she was gonna heat something up when the microwave started turning on and off and then made a hissing noise until finally the microwave light burned out. And my uncle had to unplug the microwave and plug it back in and that's when sparks came out my uncle had to unplug it before it started a fire. But it was a good microwave that was very special to her because it was the very first microwave my grandmother ever owned that Mom gave her for Christmas and it was a Sharp Carousel II and it was black colored and my grandmother really loved it a lot. And then my mom got her a new microwave that my uncle kept when my grandmother passed away and it still works. If you want a new microwave the best brands are Daewoo and Sunbeam and when Mom replaced our microwave it was a Daewoo and it still works but the one we got is a Sunbeam microwave and we got it on clearance at Target for a good price. My other advice is to call Haier and ask if they have replacement light bulbs for your microwave or you can take it to a repair shop and see what they can do for you. But if they can't help you I'd say shop around for a new microwave and you might check Target in their kitchen clearance because they have microwaves on clearance all the time. And you might also try Sears and JCPenney for microwaves as well
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^Thanks. I'm sorry to hear that happened to your grandma's microwave. I hope mine never catches on fire. That would be scary.
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I never use microwaves myself after someone complained their chicken wasn't cooked through and tasted of rubber.
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The light went out in our microwave years ago and it still works just fine.

Also, the 0, 1, 2, 4, 7, & 8 number buttons don’t work. I usually just do things for 33 or 99 seconds and check it to make sure it’s done. If I need minutes, I do 3:55. It sounds complicated but once you learn how to work it, it’s easy. It still works good so I don’t see a reason to get rid of it; we’ve had it over 25 years.
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I think you should get a new microwave! Better safe than sorry. The light not working and not heating things up well and you had it a number of years it will only get worse, maybe eventually not work at all anymore ! Check for sales on microwaves and get yourself a brand new one!
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Thanks for the suggestions.
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If you want to get a microwave that will be easy for you to figure out look for a microwave with knobs rather than number buttons and those are very easy to use. My grandmother's Sharp Carousel II microwave had knobs and she got the hang of using it very easily on her first use. If you can find one "though I don't know if Sharp still makes the Carousel microwaves anymore today" But if you can find a Sharp Carousel II with knobs it is a great microwave that will last a long time
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I never use microwaves myself after someone complained their chicken wasn't cooked through and tasted of rubber.

Outside of scrambled eggs, I never cook anything in a microwave. I only use it to boil water for a cup of coffee or heat up something already cooked on an oven.
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Have you ever had to replace the light bulb in your microwave?

My microwave light is flickering on and off. It was having some trouble with the power of heating a tv dinner. I may have to replace the microwave as it's a number of years old, but I may only have to replace the light bulb. Does anyone know what kind of light bulb it Haier 1100 watt takes? I can't see enough to try and remove the light bulb.
How many years have you had the microwave? If itís old Iíd just get a new one. Yours really sounds like itís on its last legs.
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A microwave brand you should check out is a brand called Seasons and they make awesome microwaves and they are awesome and cook food really fast. You should also try looking though a catalog named Ginny's and Ginny's sells kitchen appliances and is owned by Seventh Avenue and The Swiss Colony and you should find a great microwave there at a good price
Hope you finally find a great microwave Family Ties Forever and be sure to check Ginny's catalog out
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It's probably best to just get a new one since you've had your current one for a long time.
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