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Why does my oven light keep blowing?

How to tell if your oven light is broken

Baking without an oven light can make you feel like you’re in the dark. Whether it’s larger electrical issues or simply a blown bulb, we’ll help you diagnose the common causes of an oven light malfunction. Follow this exclusive guide or get one-on-one virtual assistance from the experts at Bodewell. 

1. Loose connections

If a bulbs isn’t properly fitted into its housing, the electrical current could jump or “arc” to reconnect with its source. Constant arcing can cause the light bulb to blow because of the high heat. We recommend having a licensed technician come in to replace a faulty light fitting.  

If a bulbs isn’t properly fitted into its housing, the electrical current could jump or “arc” to reconnect with its source. Constant arcing can cause the light bulb to blow because of the high heat. We recommend having a licensed technician come in to replace a faulty light fitting.  

2. Is the correct lightbulb installed

Your specific oven make or model can only take certain series of light bulb, which should be designated in your appliance’s owner’s manual. When shopping for a new oven light bulb, make sure the wattage, connectors, and dimensions match your oven’s specifications. We recommend using only genuine Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) parts for the best fit. In fact, Bodewell technicians only use OEM parts for replacement that help ensure the quality of the repair.

Your specific oven make or model can only take certain series of light bulb, which should be designated in your appliance’s owner’s manual. When shopping for a new oven light bulb, make sure the wattage, connectors, and dimensions match your oven’s specifications. We recommend using only genuine Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) parts for the best fit. In fact, Bodewell technicians only use OEM parts for replacement that help ensure the quality of the repair.

3. Wider electrical issues

If you’ve tried all other solutions, you may ultimately have larger electrical issues. Common culprits include your appliance’s motherboard, wiring, or electrical supply. If that is the case, we recommend scheduling a diagnostic appointment as soon as possible. 

If you’ve tried all other solutions, you may ultimately have larger electrical issues. Common culprits include your appliance’s motherboard, wiring, or electrical supply. If that is the case, we recommend scheduling a diagnostic appointment as soon as possible. 

Can I remedy this myself?

Haven’t replaced an oven light before? You can fix your oven light on your time at home or speed up the process with technicians from Bodewell. Give us a call or schedule a virtual appointment today for professional help from the appliance care experts.

Haven’t replaced an oven light before? You can fix your oven light on your time at home or speed up the process with technicians from Bodewell. Give us a call or schedule a virtual appointment today for professional help from the appliance care experts.

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