Light began flickering

ApplianceKitchenAid Range

Model

Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair30 - 60 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Pliers
Screw drivers

Jose From Arleta, CA

Oct 10, 2008

3 out of 3 people found this instruction helpful

First I removed the metal burner covers and then placed a thick towel over the top part of the oven to prevent scratching and in the event the glass fell, it towel would prevent breakage. I proceeded to loosen the screws holding the glides on both sides of the glass. The overhead glide attached to the upper oven bottom was the issue in extending the time to replace the lamp. All screws came out easily except one. One screw had become rusted from the moisture released during years of cooking. The head of the screw stripped inside the hole so I had to use a drill bit to loosen the screw. Due to dull drill bits, it took around 15 minutes before I was able to grip the head of the screw with a pair of pliers and screw it out. The treads of the rusted screw were undamaged so replacement would be no problem. The overhead glide hood was removed allowing me to remove the glass. The lamp was removed by a simple twist (flourescent bulb) and the replacement inserted with a half twist, a small click sound and a visual inspection indicated the lamp was installed. The overhead hood was reposition using two screws, one on each side. The glass was positioned to cover the lamp and the light switch was turned to the on position to test the light, the lamp turned on. Following the lamp test both side glides were fastened with all screws. The overhead hood was secured with the remainder of the screws. A new metal screw was used to replace the damaged screw. All the screws were checked and tightened where needed. The replacement knobs took seconds to install on the oven.

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