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I had the same problem, with the light protector broken a few millimetres from the thread so there wasn't much to grip to remove it. After trying a number of the suggestions here and elsewhere I ended up doing what I was hoping to avoid. I attacked it directly with a hammer. (Initially, I tried using a screwdriver between the hammer and glass but the glass ...


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It is likely a coincidence and not caused by the aluminum foil . It is very unlikely the aluminum foil could have any affect on the Nichrome ( or equal ) alloy. The sheath and internal wire some how touched ; the sheath is grounded and has ( should have ) no voltage. The elements normally have a white powder ( magnesium oxide ) to keep the central wire from ...


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You're in Europe. Your house has a "Whole house RCD". It detects current flow between places electricity should go, and places electricity should not. (aka "residual current" or a "ground fault". The RCD is tripping because a small amount of current is leaking from the heating element (presumably through the tinfoil) to the chassis of the oven. The ...


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The heat rod it self was probably damaged by overheating and it probably needs to be replaced. Examine the area the foil was contacting the element and you might find a small hole (or possibly a large one) the heater outer core is not energized but if it cannot radiate the heat. the shield cracks and or melts and then the insulation is damaged allowing the ...


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I just had the same problem. My successful method was to warm the remaining glass and metal housing with a hairdryer, it took several goes to soften the grease etc. Then I had a small plastic tub of my granddaughters play-doh in a drawer which is around 2” diameter at the base and tapers towards the lid. By inserting that inside the broken cover, pushing up ...


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With a standing flame I have had similar issues and even though my wife is a clean freak it was because the pilot assembly was dirty. I was able to clean things up with green Scotch-Brite, but after doing that thought steel wool would have been better (any of the debris I may have left in could melt and plug the orifice). The pilot assembly had a shield and ...


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