I've easily changed the bulb before on this 8 yr old Oven. This time the glass part of the bulb came away leaving the screw part deeply entrenched. Very difficult to access!
If this were a light fitting i would expect to dismantle the whole thing.
Neff say its safe if the glass cover is over it.
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Re: Broken screw of Light bulb stuck in Neff Oven
make sure the power is OFF. get yourself a flashlight and a small flat blade screwdriver. okay you have to make a small bend in the old light bulb screw area so you can get a pair of needle nose pliers in there to get that out, you need to get right in between the threads of the socket and the old light bulb, just enough room to get a pier of needle nose to turn the old bulb out, be careful take time
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uNPLUG FROM POWER. WITH A SMALLISH, NARROW STRAIGHT SCREWDRIVER, ATTEMPT TO GET THE TIP BETWEEN THE BULB SCREW AND THE BOLDER AND ,GENTLY BUT FIRMLY ATTEMPT TO BEND THE SIDES OF THE BULB SCREW TOWARDS THE MIDDLE.WHEN A FEW BITS OF IT ARE DEFORMED THAT MAY ALLOW YOU TO UNSCREW IT.BE CAREFUL NOT TO APPLY TOO MUCH FORCE,YOU DO NOT WANT TO DAMAGE THE SOCKET OR SNAP IT OFF.
I have assumed that the glass part of the bulb has snapped off?
Try using a thinnish sink spong to get a better grip on the bulb, which screws out anti-clockwise but can be very tight (as you've now found!). You should also wear a protective glove in case the glass breaks when gripping it. If it does break it will then be necessary to use some needle-nosed pliers to get it to turn for removal.
Good luck in getting it out.
Use the link http://www.neff-eshop.com/eshop/neff/gb/prodlg.htm?x=0&y=0&Maktx=Neff+U1721&eshoptype=Aenter the FULL enr from the rating plate, don't just pick the nearest one if the enr is U1721N0GB/75 that's the model you need to check as parts from one model to another can vary. This will open a diagramatic breakdown of the oven and you can search for the relevant part (and buy if online direct from Neff). Couple of things to remember, make sure you have the right oven (ie top or bottom) and whether it is the front or rear holder as one is like a keyhole and the other is a keyhole on its side.As this is a build under unit, it does make changing the part a little easier (depending on which one is broken, hoping for your sake that it's not the back top oven one..Argggh!!) You will need to get the oven out and I find it easier if it's on it's side with the faulty holder at the top. The side panel needs to come off (or at least be loose if it's a front holder) as the holders are held in place by a retaining clip behind the cavity wall, or if it is a screw in type, the screws comes in from behind the cavity wall. I suggest you order and get the parts first and this will give you an idea what you're dealing with. Let me know how you go and post any comments or problems you have whilst doing the repair (anything I've forgot to add) as this will help anyone else looking for a solution to a similar problem.Ps. If you are sensitive to fibreglass, wear a pair of gloves.
A common problem with this manufacturer I'm afraid. The screw thread of the glass almost welds itself to the metal casing it screws into.
It will turn and you can remove it however, the easiest way is to get leverage on the glass. This is best done by using a Baby Boa Strap Wrench, which you can pick up for a few pounds in a DIY store. I have removed many apparantly stuck round glass oven lamp covers in this way.
If it is a round glass cover, then all you need to do is grip it firmly, and unscrew it anti-clockwise.
If it is a square glass cover in the side, then it may be held in place with a screw or spring clip.
Hope this helps.
Having tried several ways to get the glass cover off, there is one other thing you can try.
Spray some WD40 around the glass cover,and keep trying to tighten and then unscrewng it, and tighten again.
If this does not work, then the last resort is to break the glass cover, which is what I have had to do in the past,. but make sure you can get a replacement cover first.
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You don't need to slide the oven out, just remove the glass covers with a flat bladed screwdriver and then unscrew the old bulbs. Replacement is the opposite.
Bulbs available from Homebase, Wickes, BandQ etc etc.
You need to remove the whole oven from its cabinet (after switching off the electricity supply). Removing the doors first;
(see http://www.youtube.com/user/Apart4u for videos of this)
then remove the facia, which allows you access to the two restraining hooks near the top of the sides of the oven. With these slackened off (screws at the front) and pushed back, the oven can be slid out of its housing - be careful, it's heavy - onto a similar height workbench in front of the oven housing. Removing the wiring hatch (2 screws) and the rear panel (6 screws) gives access to the screw in bulb.
Hope this helps :)