How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Techdesk Your Own Question
Techdesk, Field Service Engineer
Category: UK Appliance
Satisfied Customers: 16407
Experience:  Whitegoods engineer working for a multibranded national company in the UK.
Type Your UK Appliance Question Here...
Techdesk is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

Hi How to remove a broken bulb in the main oven of a AEG competence

Resolved Question:

How to remove a broken bulb in the main oven of a AEG competence 32081 oven pls ?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: UK Appliance
Expert:  Techdesk replied 5 years ago.


Disconnect the appliance from the electrical supply first.


You need long nose pliers. (I know, you said you had tried narrow pliers but you haven't tried collapsing the bulb screw part).


Remove the glass so you only have the screw in metal part left.

Bend the metal so you can get hold of it.

Twist the pliers anti clockwise (as if you were unscrewing the bulb) so the metal part of the bulb starts collapsing on itself.

Keep winding it and eventually it will unscrew.

Don't worry about the state of the bulb metal part, it's for the bin anyway.


Once out, fit the new bulb.

Fit the glass and restore the power.


Hope this helps

Let me know how it goes or if you need more help


Techdesk and 2 other UK Appliance Specialists are ready to help you

Related UK Appliance Questions