Electrical Question

Lights on cooker hood not working

Hi. A couple of months ago when the turned the lights on on my cooker hood, one of the bulbs blew and completely shattered. I've tried replacing the bulb but its not working (the fan is working fine). Can you please tell me what the problem may be?

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Its possible it could be an internal fuse inside the cooker hood, or its more likely that it could be the switch selector that turns on the light, has gone faulty. Theses switches often play up!

If it is the switch, a new switch assembly is around £40, depending on the make and model of cooker hood. Added to this you will have labour so you need to consider if its worth repairing as new hoods can be bought for around £60 to £100.

If the bulbs are screw in types, it could be that the centre pin has been pushed in too deep and is not making contact with the bulb. As this centre pin is live, you will need to make sure the power is off if you poke anything into the lampholder to pry the pin forwards.

Answered 28th Apr 2012

Electrical Safety Services

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