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Need to remove the top of an electric glass top G.E. profile

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need to remove the top of an electric glass top G.E. profile oven. The black wire to the oven light was burnt off on bulb replacement, now it it too short and I need to replace the wire, or splice a length to make it long enough to reach the socket receptacle. My name is ***** *****
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Customer: I have to lengthen or replace the black wire to the oven light. I can not reach it from the inside of the oven it is too short.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Tyler Z. replied 1 year ago.

So to splice this wire you'll need to pull the the oven out and remove the screws coming into the back sheet metal panel. Locate the wire going to the light socket that is too short and cut it so you can splice a wire onto the existing wire. You'll need to use a ceramic wire nut to withstand the heat of the oven so use a ceramic wire nut, extend the wire, and put a new terminal on the end of the wire to plug onto the socket and you should be good to go again.

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Expert:  Tyler Z. replied 1 year ago.

Hello again. I'm just following up because I haven't heard back from you and I see this question is still open. Is there anything else I can help you with?