How to Fix Bosch Self Cleaning Ovens

Written by cameron holmes
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Bosch ovens are known for their high-performance features which are designed to make the cooking experience effortless. The self-cleaning models do the same, making it easier to maintain a good working oven. In fact, the self-cleaning feature is all about general care, removing any baked-on debris that turns into ash. Unfortunately, these ovens are not without error. Sometimes, the door gets stuck and needs to be repaired or the light goes out, which can in turn affect your baking experience.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • Philips-head screwdriver
  • 12V-20W halogen bulb
  • Non-abrasive, plastic, clean scrubbing pad

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    Replace Oven Bulb

  1. 1

    Turn off the oven's power and disconnect the unit from its electrical socket. Turn off the oven's fan light.

  2. 2

    Locate the four screws on the oven's above fan cover base. Remove these screws with a Philips-head screwdriver.

  3. 3

    Unscrew the lens on the light, and then remove the light bulb from its socket by pulling the bulb downward so that it pops out from the socket.

  4. 4

    Screw a replacement halogen bulb 12V-20W into the socket by hand. Replace the lens by screwing it securely on top of the bulb socket.

  5. 5

    Replace the fan cover by replacing all screws. Turn the power supply back on as well as the light switch to test.

    Oven Door Stuck

  1. 1

    Check the door lock feature. Press the oven's control panel "door lock" key so that it lights up green or so that it displays "Upper Cancel" to deactivate the door lock feature.

  2. 2

    If the door still does not release, turn the oven off at the circuit breaker. Wait five minutes before turning the breaker back on. According to Bosch's Oven Manual, the oven will reset itself back to factory setting and will be operable.

  3. 3

    Open the door so that it is wide open. Locate the hinge bracket to both the left and right

    corners of the bottom of the door. Lift up both hinge brackets so they release from the hinge slots.

  4. 4

    Clean the inside of the door frame and outside of the door frame with mild dishwasher detergent. Use a non-abrasive, plastic, clean scrubbing pad around the gasket area and not on the gasket seal itself.

  5. 5

    To replace the door, set the door down flat on your knee with the outer portion of the door facing you and slide the door straight into the hinge slots where it was removed. Move the hinge brackets -- on both sides -- back down into the hinge slot until it snaps. Close and open the door slowly to test its alignment.

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