The light bulb in our electric oven worked for a long time without problems
; I can't remember the last time I changed it until recently. When it burne
d out a few weeks ago, I tried to unscrew it but the glass bulb came off of
the metal base. I had to use a piece of wood to jam into the base and turn
it for removal.
The new bulb lasted a couple weeks then burned out. I removed it in one pie
ce and replaced it and now, after a couple weeks, it's burned out again.
Did I just get a string of bad bulbs or could there be another reason for t
he quick burn outs? We're not doing any unusual cooking, same frequency, du
ration, and temperatures as before.
In alt.home.repair, on Wed, 22 Jul 2015 19:25:51 -0700 (PDT), Pavel314
You should measure the voltage. IIUC electric stoves use what I call
220V but the light bulb and analog clock when they had them, and
probably all the electronics now** use one leg of the 220 plus a neutral
wire to get what I call 110 which is usually 117, no higher. Higher
voltage will burn out bulbs.
What about other incandescent bulbs in your house? Are they burning
out faster than normal?
I have a feeling there's something I'm leaving out.
**Well, it starts off at 117 but is dropped to 12 or so for the
I'm remembering a couple moments in my life where
one brand of bulb didn't last very long. And when
a different brand did fine.
Voltage check at the socket sounds like more work
than a different brand of bulb.
On Thursday, July 23, 2015 at 9:07:44 AM UTC-4, Stormin Mormon wrote:
My clever plan to check the socket voltage is to screw in one of those rece
ptacle plug things, then put the meter prongs into the slots. I'd probably
electrocute myself trying to insert the prongs into a live socket. I will t
ry to change brands if any alternatives are available.
ned out a few weeks ago, I tried to unscrew it but the glass bulb came off
of the metal base. I had to use a piece of wood to jam into the base and tu
rn it for removal.
duration, and temperatures as before.
Use a bright flashlight and take a look inside of the socket for the oven l
ight. If it is corroded or burnt looking, it should be replaced. The heat
from arcing inside of the socket can kill a light bulb prematurely.
In alt.home.repair, on Wed, 22 Jul 2015 21:02:32 -0700, "Bob F"
I thought appliance bulbs were different ony in that they were covered
in plastic, so when they broke, you didn't get glass all over the inside
of the oven or the fridge or the dishwaher or clothes washing machine.
And maybe they are a little smaller too.
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