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Cant remove oven light cover

I have never had to replace my oven light so when it didnt work i thought it would be simple. that light cover is stuck so tight i can barely get it to move . the manual said to turn counterclock wise and i did and nothing happened. is there something i can put on the cover to make it come out. it turns a little but wont come out.

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  • papsco Dec 01, 2008

    I have the same problem with my Bosch oven. The whole light fitting will rock slightly as i turn it but the actual glass cover won't budge. I wouldn't be able to get dish washing liquid into the area of the glass cover that is stuck (eg The thread part of the cover). Help!

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Try a adjustable car oil filter wrench (cost a couple of bucks at Wal-Mart). Simply put it around the glass cover and give it a twist. Worked great for me.

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You might want to try a drop of dish liquid as a lubricant. screwing back and forth little by litlle it will lloosen

Posted on Nov 12, 2008

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