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Default Replace Bosch Oven Light - GGrrrr

On Mon, 26 Apr 2021 16:28:39 +0100, thescullster wrote:

On 26/04/2021 10:54, Chris Green wrote:
GB 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).



Same oven. Same problem. Holding the glass with a rubber glove
increases my grip. This has worked for me so far.

... and when (if?) you manage to get the cover off don't screw it back
fully when you have replaced the bulb. I.e. screw it right in then
undo it half a turn or so.

Hi Chris

My reservations there would be the thing vibrating undone and dropping
off with all the clattering of trays, shelves and plates that goes on
with these oven things.

My own (and seemingly others') experience suggests Bosch may have
designed the thin pressed out of stainless steel threaded plate glass
cover holder to do exactly the opposite, ie tighten it up in response to
such vibration and/or thermal cycling. :-

Johnny B Good