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Oven light underbench oven light not working.have purchased new light bulb however cant seem to remove the casing, that will allow me access the old bulb. have no idea why ?instructions for the oven says to simply twist anti-clock wise but casing feels fixed ???

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I had the same problem and worked on it for HOURS! Spray a tiny bit of WD40 on the glass fixture near the back of the oven. Wait a couple minutes and it will finally "give" and turn counter-clock wise. This part was clearly OVERLY tightened by the manufacturer.

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Maintenance for your Range, Stove, or Oven


Keeping your cooking appliances in the top working condition, takes a little bit of tender loving care from you. You use them everyday and they need to be taken care of properly to continue to give you the best performance possible.

Most people are aware that they can remove the parts and pieces on the tops, but do not know that the knobs can easily be removed to clean them and behind them. By simply pulling out away from the appliance, most knobs can be removed. This allows you to easily clean the knob and the area behind it.

The tops of many newer appliances often need special care. Watch out for abrasive cleaners. Many of the cream type cleaners have particles in them that are abrasive. A good glass cleaner will often work well for many of the different types of tops.

Oven can be cleaned with an oven cleaner. Be sure to give the oven cleaners enough time to work. The hard burnt residue that is left in the oven will take time to penetrate through.

Be patient and do not get in a hurry. My advice is to not use the self cleaning mode on your oven, I have seen many, many, people looking for help because their oven has failed to operate correctly, or even unlock, after running the self cleaning feature.

Another thing that gets overlooked many times is the oven light. The bulb blows out and it is not missed until you need it. Check you oven light to make sure that it is working. These also are not a normal light bulb. They are designed to withstand the high heat of the oven environment. It is a good idea to get a replacement bulb and have it on hand just in case yours burns out at a bad time. Change the bulb is really very simple if you have the replacement bulb available when you need it.

These simple things will help you to keep your cooking appliances in top working condition. They serve you well everyday. Give them some attention to keep them working for you.

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on Mar 12, 2010 | Kitchen Ranges

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I have a Frigidaire gas range, model #FGF316BSA. When I attempt to operate the oven it won't light. The glow bar comes on but nothing happens after that.


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Thanks for using FixYa. From what you have described it seems that possible oven control is not sending gas for the pilot light. The pilot light works but no main burner ignition - possible pilot assembly is dirty and the pilot flame is too small, safety valve and thermocouple is faulty, the bulb from the safety valve is out of position and the pilot flame is not touching the thermocouple bulb. Some ranges use a standing pilot light ( small flame is on all the time ) while others use an spark ignition to light the pilot light flame and the pilot light flame heats up the thermocouple bulb to allow the main gas to flow through the oven burner.


Please do accept the solution if the issue is resolved or else revert for further assistance.


Thanks
Rylee

Jan 15, 2010 | Kitchen Ranges

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Oven light exploded and seems fused in socket


I was able to remove the base from the socket by inserting pliers and opening them so that they pressed against the inner sides of the base and then turning while exerting pressure.

Nov 12, 2008 | Whirlpool RF369LXPQ Electric Kitchen Range

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Could you please advised me how to take a bulb out of my Hoover oven and how to replace? Many thanks Jeanette Jollyjeanette@yahoo.co.uk


Before doing any work on an electric range or oven, make sure it's unplugged, or turn off the power to the unit by removing one or more fuses or tripping one or more breakers at the main entrance panel or at a separate panel. If the range is fused at a separate panel, this panel may be located adjacent to the main panel or in a basement, crawl space, or other location. If there is a grounding wire to the range, disconnect it. Make sure the power to the unit is off.
you'll want to replace it using these simple instructions.
Make sure the bulb is actually burned out. Confirm the oven is plugged in and that a circuit breaker is not tripped.
  1. Look for the manual to determine what size bulb is required. Most use a 40 watt appliance bulb. If you can not find the manual, then buy a bulb to replace it after you take out the old one.
  2. 3Confirm that the oven is not on. Allow it to cool to room temperature if it has recently been used.4
  3. Open the door and use a flashlight to light the area where the bulb is located. Do not put weight on the door itself, but go in at an angle or sideways.
  4. Find the shield or cover over the bulb, gently pull or twist it off. Some glass covers are surrounded by a wire clip or a ring that is screwed in to the back. 6
  5. Gently remove either the wire clip or ring. Since the cover is most likely glass, be cautious. Unscrew the entire glass cover similar to a jar lid in older versions of ovens. Then repeat process if there is more than one bulb. In most microwaves you simply have to take the cover off by unscrewing holding screws. Replacing bulb is pretty straightforward, simply take out holding screws, disconnect leads, and remove bulb from place.
    To install new one,reverse steps.
    Usually it is really hard to find replacement parts. It is usually better if you take microwave name, model and serial number, and take info to a place that specializes in appliances
Tips & Warnings
  • Consider replacing the switch on the oven door if you replace the bulb and the light still does not work. Shut the door and open a few times or press the button manually to see if the light works randomly or not at all. hope this helps thanks and Godbless

Nov 06, 2008 | Kitchen Ranges

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Cant get oven to work


hi Step 1: Take out the screws that hold the panels, and pull off the control knobs. On the control panel the knobs are friction-fit; pull them straight off. Some knobs may have setscrews in the base of the knobs; back out these screws using a screwdriver or Allen wrench and pull off the knobs.

Step 2: Remove the back service panel on the control panel by backing out a series of screws around the edge of the panel. To remove the front panel, take off the control knobs and remove a series of mounting screws that hold the decorative panel to the frame. These screws may be hidden by molding or trim; pry off the molding or trim with a screwdriver, or take out several screws.

Step 3: To gain access to the burner assemblies, remove the burner grates and then the top of the range. The entire range top should either lift up and off the range or open up and back on hinges. The oven door can usually be removed by pulling it straight up off the hinges on both sides of the door. Some hinges have a latch that must be unlocked before the door can be removed.

Step 4: If the surface light of the range burns out, remove retaining screws and panels as necessary to gain access to the bulb. Replace the burned-out bulb with a new one of the same type and wattage; check the ends of the old bulb for this information. Then replace any retaining panels.

Step 5: If the oven light burns out, unscrew it and remove it from the oven. Replace the burned-out bulb with a new one of the same wattage, made for oven use.   


Nov 06, 2008 | Maytag MGR4452BDW / MGR4452BDQ /...

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LG LRE30451SW range


The interior oven light in most ovens is a standard 40 watt appliance bulb. Often, to change the bulb, you first need to remove a shield or glass dome. If the bulb isn't burned out, the problem may be with the switch on the oven door frame. If the switch works poorly, intermittently, or not at all, you need to replace it.

Jul 19, 2008 | LG LRE30451ST Electric Kitchen Range

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Oven light problem


sure you can use with out back cover, sounds as if connection inside socket is loose( not making contact with bottom of light bulb securely

Feb 10, 2008 | Whirlpool RF368 Electric Kitchen Range

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Replacing Oven Igniter


PULL OUT THE DRAWER AND THAT WILL ALLOW YOU ACCESS TO THE 1/4" SCREWS IN THE LOWER REAR THAT HOLDS THE BURNER IN PLACE ALONG WITH THE FRONT SINGLE 1/4" SCREW. NEED A FLASHLIGHT FOR THIS. THIS FREES UP THE BURNER SO YOU CAN ACCESS THE IGNITER MOUNT SCREWS.

Feb 14, 2007 | GE Spectra JGBP35 Gas Kitchen Range

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