How to Replace a Halogen Oven Bulb

What You'll Need
Replacement bulb
What You'll Need
Replacement bulb

Replacing the halogen oven bulb is an easy task, even if you have no experience doing it before. Here are a few tools that you will need, along with some steps that can help guide you through the process.

Step 1 - Prepare

Begin by turning the oven off completely and even unplugging it from the wall. This way you can make sure that nothing happens while you are working on the bulb. Then you want to find the actual oven light bulb. This is typically located near the back of the oven, on most models on the right. You will also want to find replacement bulbs before actually starting the process. You can find the bulbs at almost any store. You can look at the local convenient, grocery or hardware store.

Step 2 - Remove Cover

Most models have a cover and wire bail over the light bulb. You want to make sure that the wire bail comes off in one piece so that you can get the cover off of the bulb. Be careful not to smash the bulbs as you are removing them. Basically you will just need to loosen the wire bail and pull it off straight and then you can take the cover off the same way. If you do not have a light cover in your oven. you may want to take this chance to buy one as they really do protect the bulb.

Step 3 - Remove Bulb

Once you have complete access to the bulb you can twist it off like you would for a regular light bulb, being extremely careful again not to break the bulb. If you break it in the oven, there is a good chance that you could end up getting glass pieces in your food in the future, so it is extra important to make sure that it doesn't break while you are working.

Step 4 - Replace New Bulb and Cover

Now you can replace the old bulb with a new one. Once you have it in, before you replace the cover you will want to test it out. make sure that the bulb is secured in place but the rest of the parts are outside. Then, plug in the oven and look to make sure that the light bulb is working. Once you know that it is, you can unplug the oven and open it back up to put the cover back on. Screw the cover on the way that you took it off. Then, put the wire bail back over the cover and secure it. You can then close up the oven and then plug it back in again to make sure that it works.

Keep in mind that you need to check before with the manual or on the Internet for the model oven that you have. You want to make sure that the bulb you get as a replacement will work with the oven that you have.