Damaged Socket When Removing Bulb Base

ApplianceWhirlpool Range


Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair30 - 60 mins

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Pliers
Screw drivers

Charles From Oceanside, CA

May 29, 2012

This is a built-in oven, so the biggest problem was figuring out how to remove it from the cabinet. The solution turned out to be removing the cooktop above it and unscrewing two screws that connected the oven to the inside of the cabinet. The other problem was removing BOTH metal backs from the oven. The first one was easy. The second one wasn't. The old socket was recessed behind the second back, making it virtually impossible to access the metal "wings" that hold it in place, so I ended up pulling out the socket assembly from inside the oven with pliers.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Light Bulb and Socket Assembly (Now subbed to Light Socket)

Part Number: PS3654822

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