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Old 05-26-2014, 09:57 PM   #1
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Light under cabinet over sink

Has anyone had to replace the light bulb under the cabinet on a 378? I cannot get the darn fixture off. Frustrating!!
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Old 05-27-2014, 08:36 AM   #2
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What type of fixture is it? The round ones you have to push to turn on/off?
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It's the round one with chrome ring.
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Old 05-27-2014, 09:35 AM   #4
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Sounds like the type we have over the sofa. It's similar to a bayonet bulb. I have to palm the lens. push in slightly and turn to the left [counterclockwise], ease up on the pushing and you should have the lens in your hand.
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It is like the ones over the sofa. I will give it a try. Thanks!
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Old 05-27-2014, 08:27 PM   #6
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Sometimes to get a better grip on removing these lights, I use the thin rubber non-slip pad material they sell so items on your car dash won't slide, and palm the material between my palm and the light lens.

Might help IF the lens were to break too
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Sounds like the type we have over the sofa. It's similar to a bayonet bulb. I have to palm the lens. push in slightly and turn to the left [counterclockwise], ease up on the pushing and you should have the lens in your hand.
We're having the exact same issue also with the over-sink/under-cabinet light! Sadly, it is not like the "cans" in the ceiling which you can push in and rotate - these don't push in or rotate at all that we can tell (and Boy Howdy, we've tried!) . . . it almost seems like they should be pried or popped off to get to the bulb.

Here's a picture that might help someone with greater experience and wisdom than we (which should be most everyone here) assist us - 'cause having no light there sure makes cooking and cleaning up a PITA!

Any help is greatly appreciated - thanks!




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Old 05-29-2014, 06:59 PM   #8
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The lens rotates counter clockwise to remove it from fixture. I know it doesn't seem like it but it does. I pried one out of the ceiling before I figured it out. On the positive side once you get out once they work easier. Someone mentioned to use a sticky surface to help remove. Something like a silicone pad used to remove lids would probably work well. Good Luck!
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The lens rotates counter clockwise to remove it from fixture. I know it doesn't seem like it but it does. I pried one out of the ceiling before I figured it out. On the positive side once you get out once they work easier. Someone mentioned to use a sticky surface to help remove. Something like a silicone pad used to remove lids would probably work well. Good Luck!
Thanks, Rudy for the quick response and the help - I do very much appreciate it!

I was able to try this with one of the lights above the sofa (easier to access) and indeed, after some effort, was able to push the lens in and rotate it . . . funny story though, because it had been siliconed in the metal ring it wouldn't pop out of it and just would rotate and rotate and rotate - so I eventually pried it out of the ring and broke it in half.

So, now I'm rather reticent to try this with the light over the sink and break that lens as well . . . any additional ideas you might have to solve for this conundrum would be AWESOME!
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I'm going to try with a gripper this weekend. I tried with my bare hand while we were in Florida and it did not budge it.
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