We were to wait at home, from 8 am to 5 pm, to meet a repairman for our microwave. Surprise ... he phoned just after 8 to say he was on his way.
The light in the microwave flickers intermittently and we wondered if the power was flickering in sync with it. It is covered by an extended warranty ... one of those things that Consumer Reports says is simply a way to churn up more money for the vendor. We do like Consumer Reports. We subscribe to it and pay attention to most of its recommendations. But, on a hunch and because it was cheap, we bought the warranty through Sears.
The labor is covered. But, a light bulb is not. Yes, we can change a light bulb. And it only takes one of us.
However, a special order light bulb is superior: gives out a more luminous radiance. Or one would think so, for $21.65 including shipping.