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Light inside oven flickers

Discussion in 'Appliances' started by adamt11, 6 Aug 2018.

  1. adamt11

    adamt11

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    Hello,

    The light inside my oven flickers on and off depending on the temperature it's set on. The light and heat only come on at approx 190, 210 and 230+ degrees; at all other temps the light stays off and the oven doesn't get hot. The cooker on/off switch on the wall remains lit throughout.

    What could be causing this problem and how can I fix it?

    Thanks
     

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  3. blup

    blup

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    What make and model is your oven?

    Blup
     
  4. dishman

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    It will normally be a small edison screw pigmy bulb of some sort.

    There could be some dirt in the screw connection which means there is a bad contact. Unscrew the bulb, turn the power off and use an alcohol based lens wipe to give it a wipe round using your finger. The alcohol will evaporate leaving no residue. Clean the bulb screw too.

    Also inspect the element. It could be that it is a sign it is about to go.

    If so.....replace it!

    Edit: I have just seen you said light & heat. If it is specific to where you turn the dial, then it could be a faulty contact on the dial, i.e it is not actually telling the oven to turn on until a specific area of the dial that still works is selected.

    The dial mechanics may need replacing (not just the knob).
     
    Last edited: 7 Aug 2018
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