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Oven light not working

Common reasons your oven light not working

The most common reasons your oven light is not working are a defective electronic control board, defective control panel or a dead power supply.

  • 40%

    40% of the time it's the
    Electronic Control Board

  • 21%

    21% of the time it's the
    Control Panel

  • 13%

    13% of the time it's the
    Power Supply

  • 26%

    26% of the time it's the
    Something else

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    Common oven repair parts you may need

    Replacing one of these oven parts may fix your problem.

    Electronic Control Board Replacement

    When the electronic control board of an oven becomes inoperative, it can lead to several issues, including power loss, inadequate heating, or the inability to switch off the oven. This is because the control board serves as the central hub of the oven, overseeing crucial operations like temperature regulation, fan operation, cooking duration, and self-cleaning cycles. A malfunctioning board can disrupt communication among various oven components, resulting in problems like failure to secure the oven door latch or the emission of unusual noises and odors. Given its potential impact on multiple components, it's recommended to have a Sears Home Services professional assess the board for any defects that might require replacement.


    Control Panel Replacement

    A failed oven control panel can present different symptoms that affect the appliance's performance. It may not respond, neglecting to recognize inputs or adjust oven mode and temperature settings. The display might show erratic readings or become entirely blank. Furthermore, a faulty control panel could cause issues with the oven's heating, resulting in uneven cooking, failure to attain the desired temperature, or an inability to heat at all.

    Power Supply Replacement

    If the power supply board stops working, your oven won't power on. The burners won't heat, and the oven light won't activate. This occurs because the power supply in your oven connects the electricity from your home to its internal parts, and it also transfers power from the control board. A defective power supply might disrupt the display on the control panel and fail to safeguard the oven from power surges, potentially damaging electronic components such as the main control board. If your oven isn't powering up, it's recommended to have a Sears Home Services professional inspect it and replace the power supply board if necessary.

    What to expect when you experience a oven light not working issue

    How is the light not working problem solved?

    Addressing most issues where the light is not working typically entails replacing either the electronic control board, control panel, or power supply. However, given the various potential causes, conducting a thorough diagnosis is crucial for effectively addressing the problem. An accurate diagnosis is essential for determining the extent of the required repair costs.

    Our recommendations for an oven light that is not working

    If the oven light fails to work, there could be several explanations. To prevent unnecessary expenses, it's prudent to have a Sears Home Services professional perform diagnostic tests to identify the root cause of the issue. Our technicians possess the expertise to diagnose various oven failures accurately.

    What to consider with an oven light not working diagnosis

    Identifying malfunctions in modern appliances requires specialized knowledge and training. Without employing appropriate diagnostic techniques, resolving oven issues typically involves replacing parts without certainty. The complexity of electronic components in appliances, especially those introduced in the last decade, complicates the testing process. Consequently, DIY repairs on contemporary appliance models are becoming more challenging.

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    Common oven symptoms to look out for

    • Oven broiler not working
    • Oven burner not working
    • Oven display not working
    • Oven door not closing
    • Oven element not working
    • Oven fan not working
    • Oven no power
    • Oven noisy
    • Oven not heating
    • Oven not turning on
    • Oven not working
    • Oven stopped working
    • Oven will not heat up
    • Oven won't light
    • Oven won't turn off