Zanussi Oven Light [Issues & Proven Solutions]

If you are experiencing some problems with your Zanussi oven light, you are in the right place. In this article, we will talk about Zanussi oven light problems and show you how to fix them.

Zanussi Oven Light Not Working — Causes And Solutions

Below, we talk about the possible reasons why your Zanussi oven light is not working and what to do about them.

1. Light Bulb

If your Zanussi oven light is not working, the bulb is most likely faulty. The bulbs in Zanussi ovens are located in different places. In the ovens, the bulb is located on the back wall, the side wall, or top wall. It all depends on the model of your oven. We will show you how to replace each of these. Below, we have listed the steps you need to follow in order to replace the light bulb located on the back wall of your Zanussi oven…

Step 1: First, locate the circuit breaker of your Zanussi oven.

Step 2: To avoid the risk of electrocution, switch the circuit breaker off.

Step 3: Open the oven door.

Step 4: Take out the rack or racks in your Zanussi oven.

Step 5: Unscrew the light bulb cover by turning it counterclockwise. The bulb should be on the upper right corner of the oven’s back wall.

Step 6: Now, unscrew the light bulb from the socket by turning it counterclockwise as well.

Step 7: Remove the bulb.

Step 8: Get a new Zanussi oven light bulb.

Step 9: Screw your new Zanussi oven light bulb into the socket.

Step 10: Return the cover and turn it clockwise to tighten.

Step 11: Slide the racks back into the oven.

Step 12: Shut the door and reconnect the power to the oven by switching the circuit breaker back on.

Watch the video below for a visual of how to replace your Zanussi oven light bulb.

To replace the light bulb located at the top of your Zanussi oven, follow the steps listed below…

Step 1: As always, make sure to disconnect the oven’s power by switching the circuit breaker off.

Step 2: Open the door of your oven.

Step 3: Slide out the rack or racks in the oven.

Step 4: The light cover should be on the top wall of the oven in the middle of the grill element. Unscrew the light cover by turning it to the left. If your Zanussi oven doesn’t use this type of cover, remove it by carefully prying it off with a flat blade screwdriver.

Step 5: Set the cover aside.

Step 6: If your Zanussi oven uses a standard light bulb, remove it by turning it counterclockwise. However, if your Zanussi oven uses a capsule light bulb, pull it forward to detach the terminals from the light socket. Make sure to do this with a cloth.

Step 7: Get a new Zanussi oven light bulb.

Step 8: Install the light bulb in the oven by screwing it into the socket or pushing the terminals into the socket. Do not handle the light bulb with your bare hands as this could damage it. Instead, use a soft cloth.

Step 9: Return the light bulb cover.

Step 10: Slide the racks back into the oven.

Step 11: Shut the door of the oven.

Step 12: Reconnect the power to the oven by switching the circuit breaker back on.

Below, we have listed the steps in order to replace the side located light bulb in your Zanussi oven…

Step 1: First of all, disconnect the oven’s power for safety. Do this by switching the circuit breaker off.

Step 2: Open the door of the oven.

Step 3: Slide out the rack or racks in the oven.

Step 4: Lift the left side rail up and detach it from the supporting tabs.

Step 5: Set the side rail aside.

Step 6: Carefully pry off the light bulb cover using a flat blade screwdriver. If the light cover in your Zanussi oven has a screw, get a Torx 20 screwdriver.

Step 7: Using the screwdriver, take out the screw which holds light bulb cover in place.

Step 8: Remove the light bulb cover and set it aside.

Step 9: Put on a cotton glove.

Step 10: Carefully pull the light bulb off the light socket.

Step 11: Get a new Zanussi oven light bulb.

Step 12: Insert the terminals of your new Zanussi oven light bulb into the socket and push it into place.

Step 13: Return the light bulb cover.

Step 14: Hold the light bulb cover in place with the screw if there is one.

Step 15: Lift the side rail up and reposition it in the oven.

Step 16: Slide the racks back into the oven.

Step 17: Shut the door of the oven.

Step 18: Reconnect the oven’s power by switching the circuit breaker back on.

2. Light Socket

If your Zanussi oven light still won’t work after replacing the bulb, you should check the light socket. Below, we show you how to replace three different light bulb sockets in a Zanussi oven.

1. Rear Located Socket

If the light bulb in your Zanussi oven is located on the back wall, the socket will be located on the rear. Below, we have listed the steps you need to follow in order to replace your Zanussi oven rear located light socket…

Step 1: As always, switch off the oven’s circuit breaker before starting the repair.

Step 2: Open the door of the oven.

Step 3: Take out the racks in the oven and set them aside.

Step 4: Unscrew the light bulb cover and remove it from the oven.

Step 5: Also unscrew the light bulb from the oven.

Step 6: If your oven is installed to a cabinet, you will need to uninstall it. To do this, first get a Philips head screwdriver.

Step 7: Using the screwdriver, take out the screws on the sides of the oven’s front frame.

Step 8: Lift the oven out of the cabinet.

Step 9: Set the oven on a sturdy surface.

Step 10: Go to the oven’s rear with a Torx head screwdriver.

Step 11: Using the Torx head screwdriver, take out the screws which secure the oven’s rear access panel.

Step 12: Lift the rear panel off the oven and set it aside.

Step 13: Disconnect the wires connected to the terminals of the light socket.

Step 14: Get a multimeter. This will help you determine if the light socket is faulty or not.

Step 15: Turn the multimeter’s dial to the lowest ohms setting.

Step 16: Touch the multimeter’s probes to the light socket’s terminals. If you don’t see a reading when you do this, the light socket doesn’t have continuity. This means that it is faulty.

Step 17: Using a flat blade screwdriver, depress the tabs which secure the light socket to the oven. Push the socket forward while doing this.

Step 18: Remove the light socket from the oven.

Step 19: Get a new Zanussi oven light socket.

Step 20: Position the light socket in the oven and push it into place.

Step 21: Connect the wires to the terminals of the new light socket.

Step 22: Reposition the oven’s rear access panel.

Step 23: Hold the access panel in place with the Torx head screws.

Step 24: Lift the oven back into the cabinet.

Step 25: Use the Philips head screws to secure the oven back to the cabinet.

Step 26: Screw the light bulb into the new socket.

Step 27: Return the light bulb cover as well.

Step 28: Slide the racks back into the oven.

Step 29: Shut the door of the oven.

Step 30: Switch the oven’s circuit breaker back on.

The video below will give you a visual of how to replace the light socket in an oven.

2. Top Located Socket

Below, we have listed the steps you need to follow in order to replace your Zanussi oven light socket…

Step 1: Disconnect the power to the oven by switching the circuit breaker off.

Step 2: Open the oven door.

Step 3: Take out the oven racks and set them aside.

Step 4: Unscrew the top light cover by turning it counterclockwise. On some oven models, you just need to pull the socket off.

Step 5: Remove the light bulb from the socket by unscrewing it or pulling it out of the socket.

Step 6: Next, the oven should be uninstalled from the cabinet. To do this, first get a Philips head screwdriver.

Step 7: Using the Philips head screwdriver, take out the screws which hold the oven to the cabinet. The screws are on the sides of the oven’s front frame.

Step 8: Lift the oven out of the cabinet.

Step 9: Set the oven on a sturdy surface.

Step 10: Using a Torx head screwdriver, take out the screws which hold the oven’s top panel in place.

Step 11: Lift the top panel off and set it aside.

Step 12: Disconnect the wires connected to the terminals of the light socket.

Step 13: Test the light socket for continuity using a multimeter. If the light socket doesn’t have continuity, it is faulty and should be replaced.

Step 14: Remove the light socket from the oven by depressing the metal tabs.

Step 15: Get a new Zanussi oven light socket.

Step 16: Position the new light socket in the oven and push it in place.

Step 17: Connect the wires to the terminals of the new light socket.

Step 18: Reposition the top panel.

Step 19: Hold the top panel in place with the Torx head screws.

Step 20: Lift the oven up and push it back into the cabinet.

Step 21: Secure the sides of the oven to the cabinet using the Philips head screws.

Step 22: Reinstall the light bulb in the socket.

Step 23: Return the light bulb cover.

Step 24: Slide the racks back into the oven.

Step 25: Shut the door of the oven.

Step 26: Reconnect the power to the oven by switching the circuit breaker back on.

3. Side Located Light Socket

Below, we show you how to replace your Zanussi oven light socket step by step…

Step 1: Locate the circuit breaker for your Zanussi oven.

Step 2: Switch the circuit breaker off for safety.

Step 3: Open the oven door.

Step 4: Get a Philips head screwdriver.

Step 5: Using the screwdriver, take out the screws on the sides of the oven’s front frame which hold it to the cabinet. Only do this if your oven is installed to a cabinet.

Step 6: Slide out the oven racks and set them aside.

Step 7: Lift the left side rack up and take it out of the oven.

Step 8: Carefully pry off the light cover from the oven using a flat blade screwdriver. If the cover is held in place with a screw, take it out using a Torx 20 screwdriver.

Step 9: Set the light cover aside.

Step 10: Using a cloth, gently pull the light bulb out of the socket.

Step 11: Lift the oven out of the cabinet and set it on a sturdy surface.

Step 12: Using a Torx head screwdriver, take out the screws which hold the oven’s left side panel in place.

Step 13: Lift the side panel off the oven.

Step 14: Disconnect the wires connected to the terminals of the light socket.

Step 15: Test the light socket for continuity using a multimeter. If the light socket doesn’t have continuity, it should be replaced.

Step 16: Uninstall the light socket from the oven.

Step 17: Get a new Zanussi oven light socket.

Step 18: Install your new Zanussi oven light socket.

Step 19: Connect the wires to the terminals of the new light socket.

Step 20: Reposition the oven’s side panel.

Step 21: Hold the panel in place with the screws.

Step 22: Lift the oven up and push it back into the cabinet.

Step 23: Secure the oven to the cabinet using the Philips head screws.

Step 24: Insert the terminals of the light bulb into the socket.

Step 25: Return the light bulb cover ans secure it with the screw if there is one.

Step 26: Reposition the side rack in the oven.

Step 27: Slide the oven’s main racks back in.

Step 28: Shut the door of the oven.

Step 29: Switch the oven’s circuit breaker back on.

3.Wires

If both the light bulb and socket aren’t faulty but your Zanussi oven light won’t work, you should check the wires next. Take off the oven’s back panel and set it aside. Inspect the wires connected to the terminals of the light socket. If the wires appear burnt or damaged in any way, they should be replaced. Contact a technician to replace the wires connected to the light socket.

Zanussi Oven Light Bulb Cover Stuck — What To Do

If your Zanussi oven light bulb cover is stuck, follow the steps below to remove it…

Step 1: Get an oil filter wrench.

Step 2: Disconnect the power to your Zanussi oven by switching the circuit breaker off.

Step 3: Open the oven door.

Step 4: Slide out the racks from the oven.

Step 5: Wrap the wrench around the light bulb cover.

Step 6: While applying pressure to the light cover, turn it counterclockwise using the oil filter wrench.

Step 7: Unscrew the light bulb cover.

The video below will give you a visual of how to remove your stuck Zanussi oven light bulb cover.

Zanussi Oven Light Staying On — How To Fix

If your Zanussi oven light won’t turn off, the selector switch should be replaced. Below, we have listed the steps you need to follow in order to replace the selector switch in your Zanussi oven…

Step 1: Locate the circuit breaker of your Zanussi oven.

Step 2: To avoid the risk of electrocution, switch the circuit breaker off.

Step 3: Open the door of your Zanussi oven.

Step 4: Get a Philips head screwdriver.

Step 5: Using the screwdriver, take out the screws on the sides of the oven’s front frame which hold it to the cabinet.

Step 6: Lift the oven out of the cabinet and place it on a sturdy surface.

Step 7: Get a Torx head screwdriver.

Step 8: Using the Torx head screwdriver, take out the screws which hold the oven’s top panel in place.

Step 9: Lift the panel off and set it aside.

Step 10: You will see the selector switch behind one of the oven’s control knobs. Pull off the control knob with the selector switch.

Step 11: Take out the two screws which hold the selector switch to the oven.

Step 12: Lift the selector switch off.

Step 13: Take a picture of the selector switch to remember where each wire goes.

Step 14: Disconnect the wires from the selector switch using a pair of needle nose pliers.

Step 15: Get a new selector switch for your Zanussi oven.

Step 16: Take the switch to the oven.

Step 17: Connect the wires to the new selector switch making sure that each one goes to the right place. Use the picture you took for reference.

Step 18: Position the selector switch on the oven’s front panel.

Step 19: Return the two Torx head screws which hold the selector switch in place.

Step 20: Push the control knob onto the stem of the new selector switch.

Step 21: Reposition the oven’s top panel.

Step 22: Hold the top panel in place with the Torx head screws.

Step 23: Lift the oven up.

Step 24: Push the oven back into the cabinet.

Step 25: Hold the sides of the oven to the cabinet using the Philips head screws.

Step 26: Shut the oven door.

Step 27: Switch the oven’s circuit breaker back on.

Watch the video below for a visual of how to replace the selector switch in your Zanussi oven if your Zanussi oven light stays on.

Zanussi Oven Light Bulb Keeps Blowing — Causes And Solutions

Below, we talk about the possible reasons why your Zanussi oven light bulb keeps blowing and what to do about them.

1. Wrong Bulb

The most likely reason your Zanussi oven light bulb keeps blowing is because it isn’t the recommended type for your oven. If the bulb you get for your Zanussi isn’t the right one, it will blow, burn out, or not last as long as it’s meant to. To know the recommended bulb type for your Zanussi oven, check the owner’s manual.

2. Loosely Fitted

If the bulb isn’t properly fitted in the light socket, it could cause it to blow. When voltage is sent to the light socket it flows to the bulb in order for the light to work. If the bulb isn’t tightly fitted, the current will arc. When arcing happens, the bulb will get extremely hot causing it to burn out or blow. Check if the bulb is properly fitted in the socket. If it isn’t, tighten it. However, make sure that you don’t tighten it too much or it could cause problems as well.

3. Wider Problems

If your Zanussi oven light bulb doesn’t keep blowing because it is the wrong type or it isn’t properly fitted, there may be problems with the oven or the electrical current. It’s difficult for an inexperienced person to determine what the issue is. So, if you have checked the possible cause above but your Zanussi oven light bulb keeps blowing, contact a technician.

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