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Default Replace Bosch Oven Light - GGrrrr

On 26/04/2021 17:09, Roger Mills wrote:
On 26/04/2021 16:56, thescullster wrote:
On 26/04/2021 10:20, thescullster wrote:
Hi all

Not sure how common a problem this is or whether it is a design flaw.

Whenever I need to replace the oven light, the glass cover that
protects the bulb is always seized in, probably something to do with
cycling temperatures mixed with vapourised food particles.

Anyhow, this time it seems to be worse than ever.* Either that or I
am getting weaker which is highly likely.

The glass cover which is about 2-1/2" diameter has a thread on it, so
the whole thing screws into a plate at the top of the oven.* It
doesn't screw into the oven casing itself but rather a plate above
this which moves a bit when turning the glass cover (this is not
really relevant but a detail which seems strange to me).

Unfortunately, the glass cover is surrounded by heating element so it
is not possible to get one of those rubber strap type oil filter
remover gizmos on it.

Does anyone have any words of wisdom on methods to get the glass
cover to unscrew please?
And yes, according to the instruction manual I am turning the thing
the right way (although I have tried "tightening" it in an attempt to
free it off).

Thanks

Phil


Hey - could have a result there!!!
Remembered having the same problem a while ago and looked back at emails.
Found one from 2014 that offered to supply a removal tool.* Rang the
number just now and they have put one in the post FOC.

Presumably this is the item that one or two have posted links for.
Will post back with the result.

Phil



If the door is hinged at the bottom, remove it before changing the bulb.
It's then easier to get in the right position to apply some torque to
the glass cover.


It is - thanks Roger I'll keep that in mind.

Did seem to be getting some pretty serious umpty on the thing using hand
force and a wide rubbber strap