How to Replace Oven Light ? If the lamp in your oven breaks or stops working, you’ll need to replace it so you can continue to check on food cooking inside your oven without needing to open it and let heat out. Fortunately, the process is fairly quick and is one you can easily carry out for yourself.
How to Remove and Replace a Standard Appliance Bulb
Most ovens operate on a standard 40-watt appliance bulb. Before you even get started on replacing the bulb, make sure that the oven is cool and all of the controls are turned off. You don’t want any mishaps while you’re changing the bulb. Next, you’re going to want to disconnect the power by either turning off the circuit breaker or removing the fuse.
Then, locate the glass bulb cover in the back of the oven and turn it counterclockwise to remove it. After you do that, remove the light bulb by turning it counterclockwise. You can now replace the bulb, just make sure to put the bulb cover back on. After everything is connected, you can reconnect the power and turn the circuit back on.
How to Remove and Replace a Halogen Bulb
If your oven uses a halogen bulb, you need to look at your appliance’s use and care guide to see what the specific wattage of the halogen bulb is. It’s important to make sure all of the oven controls are turned off and the oven itself is cold before you change out the bulb. To replace the bulb, turn off the power on the circuit breaker and remove the fuse. Then, remove the glass light cover by grabbing the front edge of the cover and pulling it away from the oven. Then you can remove the old bulb from the socket.
It’s recommended that you wear cotton gloves when replacing the bulb. You can damage or decrease the life of the new halogen bulb if you touch it with bare fingers, so the use of a tissue or gloves is encouraged. You don’t have to use those items when removing the dead bulb, though, since you can’t use it anymore. After you replace the bulb, snap the bulb cover back into place. Then you can reconnect the power by turning the circuit breaker back on and reinstalling the fuse.
Before you start, turn off the oven and the oven light, and make sure the oven has cooled completely. If the oven is part of a range with a cord, unplug the cord from the wall, if convenient. Otherwise, turn off the power to the range circuit by switching off the correct circuit breaker in your home’s service panel (breaker box). For a wall oven, which typically does not have a cord, turn off the oven’s breaker in the service panel.
How to Replace Oven Light ?
- Open the oven door as far as it will go. For better access, you may want to remove the door by opening it halfway and lifting it off its tracks.
- Take the racks out of the oven.
- Remove the bulb cover by turning it slightly until its tabs align with the notches in the socket and then pull it off. This is easier to do if you’re already wearing latex gloves.
- Remove an incandescent bulb by unscrewing it. If the bulb is a halogen, you should be able to pull it straight out of the socket after giving it a quarter turn. Some back-and-forth wiggling may be necessary if it’s stuck.
- Screw in the new incandescent bulb. If you have a halogen, put on your gloves before taking the bulb out of the packaging. Insert the bulb’s pins into the socket all the way.
- Reinstall the bulb cover by aligning the tabs with the socket and pushing it on and then giving it a quarter turn. For better light in the oven, you may want to clean the bulb cover with soap and water before installing it.