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Cannot unscrew light bulb cover in bosch oven tried wd40 , white vinegar and lemon juice but wont budge

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SOURCE: removing light bulbs - HOW?

First of all, please be sure your oven is unplugged!

If the filament shorts, or if the bulbs are removed or installed without first unplugging the oven, it can cause damage to the controller board reuslitng in lights that don't work or that won't shut off.

But back to your bulb removal problem... They are often tacked in place with hot glue.

If you can heat it up a bit with a hair dryer, it may soften the glue enough that you can unscrew the base with a good pair of needle nose pliers.

It may be helpful to out the tips of the pliers inside the bulb socket, spread the handles apart, then turn while holding the handles out.

Tubular 40-watt bulbs (40T6 1/2 /2), available in supermarkets and hardware stores, may also be used for replacements.

We're happy to help and we appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

Posted on May 27, 2008

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SOURCE: Replace light bulb on Whirlpool GMC305PDS07

You'll need to remove the outer cover (wrapper) to get to the bulb.

Always unplug a microwave before removing or installing any bulbs.

On an over the range type, remove the vent grille across the top and see if bulbs can be accessed there. There may be a panel on the bottom covering the light(s), instead.

If not, you'll have to remove it from the wall, then remove the outer cover. If so, the installation instructions are very handy, and it's best to have two people since the microwave can be heavy and awkward.

You can download Whirlpool owner's manuals and installation instructions here.

See these links before proceeding:
http://www.microwavedisplay.com/safety.txt
http://www.microwavedisplay.com/disassembly.txt

The screws you need to remove should be pretty obvious, but a special driver (such as a T20H type or GTXH20-100) may be needed.

Be sure to put all the screws back in the right holes, since some may be special grounding screws.

Bulbs can be had locally in most grocery stores, hardware stores, home improvement centers, and big box or department stores.

Many models use halogen lamps. You must not touch the new one with your bare skin, as the oils will shorten the bulb life.

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Posted on Mar 06, 2009

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SOURCE: I tried to change the surface light bulb in my GE

try using a oair of needle nose pliers.{be sure to unplug first} depending on position of light you may need a pair with 90 degree end.

Posted on Oct 07, 2010

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2:Unscrew all the screws around the casing by turning them counterclockwise.

3:Remove the cover by lifting off.

4:Locate the light bulb in the microwave. This will be located on either the right or left side.

5:Unscrew the light bulb by unscrewing counterclockwise. Some light bulbs are held into the socket by two notches; for these you will need to gently push on the bulb and turn counterclockwise to unsecure the bulb, then pull out of the socket.

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First of all, please be sure your oven is unplugged!

If the filament shorts, or if the bulbs are removed or installed without first unplugging the oven, it can cause damage to the controller board reuslitng in lights that don't work or that won't shut off.

But back to your bulb removal problem... They are often tacked in place with hot glue.

If you can heat it up a bit with a hair dryer, it may soften the glue enough that you can unscrew the base with a good pair of needle nose pliers.

It may be helpful to out the tips of the pliers inside the bulb socket, spread the handles apart, then turn while holding the handles out.

Tubular 40-watt bulbs (40T6 1/2 /2), available in supermarkets and hardware stores, may also be used for replacements.

We're happy to help and we appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

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