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Kenmore oven: glass dome for interior light removal

I am unable to remove the glass dome covering for my Kenmore oven light.  There does not appear to be any opening from the back (minus removing the entire back panel).  From the interior the dome does not pull or screw off.  All I need to do is change the burned out light bulb.   Any suggestions?  Thanks

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  • Mom-O-Five Dec 07, 2007

    Thanks, no one had answered. At least I felt better about cranking on it without the fear of breaking the dome.

    Mom-O-Five

  • Mom-O-Five Mar 31, 2009

    I finally broke down and asked my husband to fix it...He did it with no problem. I must have loosened it for him. Thanks

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2014

    Cannot for the life of me remove the glass cover in Model H4220E

  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2014

    Cant remove the glass cover to change the lamp

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2014

    Light cover stuck, unable to remove it.

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Hopefully someone answered your question by now. If not, the glass bulb cover sticks sometimes, but it does turn counterclockwise. Be firm with it, let it know who's boss. Once you've removed it, you can replace the 40 watt appliance bulb. (The manual suggests you unplug the range or disconnect power for your safety). Good luck.

Posted on Nov 25, 2007

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It does stick--quite a problem. i looked it up on this web site and turning the glass counterclockwise worked with some effort. for safety sake, use gloves.

Posted on Mar 29, 2009

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I tapped mine *gently* with a rubber mallet, all around, mutiple times. Tap, tap, tap. Test. Tap, tap, tap. Test. Etc. Eventually it gave way.

(This is yet another example of manufacturers being dumb. For another 25 cents they could have installed a better fixture and avoided aggravating thousands of consumers. Future purchasers of Kenmore products -- beware!!!)

Posted on Feb 21, 2013

  • Dean Burnham Feb 21, 2013

    I tapped mine *gently* with a rubber mallet, all around, mutiple times. Tap, tap, tap. Test. Tap, tap, tap. Test. Etc. Eventually it gave way.

    (This is yet another example of manufacturers being dumb. For another 25 cents they could have installed a better fixture and avoided aggravating thousands of consumers. Future purchasers of Kenmore products -- beware!!!)

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Mine was hopelessly stuck. I tried so hard that I twisted my back and had to go to the doctor. After giving up, I asked a man for help, and he couldn't get it to move either. It is ridiculous for it to be this hard! WD-40 sprayed at the base and soaking overnight finally did the job.

Posted on Mar 12, 2011

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