Does your Hotpoint oven bulb keep blowing or does it not turn on at all? In this article, we will show you how to fix these issues and more.
Hotpoint Oven Bulb Not Working — How To Fix
There are three possible reasons your Hotpoint oven bulb won’t work. We have listed each one below from most common to least common.
1. Light Bulb
A faulty light bulb is the most likely reason your Hotpoint oven bulb won’t work. Below we show you how to replace the light bulb in a Hotpoint oven…
Step 1: Pull the oven away from the wall and unplug the power cord from the outlet.
Step 2: Open the oven door.
Step 3: Slide out the oven racks.
Step 4: Unscrew the light cover on the oven wall by turning it to the left.
Step 5: Unscrew the light bulb by turning it to the left as well.
Step 6: Get a new bulb. Make sure the bulb you get is the right one for your oven.
Step 7: Screw the light bulb into the socket.
Step 8: Screw the light cover back into place.
Step 9: Slide the oven racks back in.
Step 10: Close the oven door.
Step 11: Plug the oven’s power cord back in.
Step 12: Push the oven back to the wall.
Watch the video below for a visual of how to replace a Hotpoint oven bulb.
2. Light Socket
If replacing the light bulb didn’t fix the problem, the light bulb socket is the next thing to check. Follow the steps below to replace a Hotpoint oven bulb socket…
Step 1: Switch off the circuit breaker.
Step 2: Pull the oven away from the wall.
Step 3: Remove the screws holding the oven’s lower back panel.
Step 4: Set the panel aside.
Step 5: Disconnect the two wires connected to the light bulb socket.
Step 6: Open the door of the oven.
Step 7: Remove the racks in the oven.
Step 8: Remove the light bulb by turning it to the right.
Step 9: Also unscrew the light bulb.
Step 10: Bend the metal tabs which hold the light bulb socket in place. Push the light socket as you do this.
Step 11: Get a replacement light socket and position it in the oven.
Step 12: Push the socket into place.
Step 13: Screw the light bulb back to the socket.
Step 14: Return the cover as well.
Step 15: Return the oven racks.
Step 16: Close the door and go back to the rear of the oven.
Step 17: Connect the two wires to the light bulb socket.
Step 18: Reposition the back panel and hold it in place with the screws.
Step 19: Push the oven back to the wall.
Step 20: Switch the circuit breaker on.
Watch the video below for a visual of how to replace the light socket in a Hotpoint oven.
3. Control Board
If you’ve replaced the components above and they didn’t fix the problem, the control board is faulty. Read this article to replace the control board in a Hotpoint oven.
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Hotpoint Oven Bulb Cover Stuck — How To Fix
A bulb cover gets stuck if the bulb blows or burns out. Follow these steps to remove a stuck bulb cover…
Step 1: Turn off the power to the oven and open the door.
Step 2: Remove the racks.
Step 3: Get an oil filter wrench.
Step 4: Wrap the wrench around the cover.
Step 5: Apply pressure to the cover as you turn it counterclockwise with the wrench.
Step 6: Unscrew the light bulb cover.
Hotpoint Oven Bulb Keeps Blowing — Causes And Solutions
Below we have listed the reasons a Hotpoint oven bulb would keep blowing.
1. Loosely Fitted
If you don’t fit the bulb properly in the socket, it could cause it to blow. Check if the bulb is properly fitted in the socket. If not, tighten it. Make sure not to over tighten the bulb or it could cause it to blow as well.
2. Wrong Bulb
If you get the wrong bulb for your Hotpoint oven, it will blow. Check your oven manual to see the recommended bulb for your Hotpoint oven. If your current light bulb is the wrong one, get a new one and install it.
3. High Current
If the current in your home is high, it will cause your Hotpoint oven bulb to blow. To determine if this is the case, call an electrician.
4. Electrical Issues
If the wire connections in your home have deteriorated, it could affect the oven causing the bulb to blow. This isn’t something you can fix yourself. Contact an electrician to determine if this is the case.