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Range hood light not working

Common reasons your range hood light not working

The most common reasons your range hood light is not working are a failed light switch, defective fan switch or an inoperative electronic control board.

  • 67%

    67% of the time it's the
    Light Switch

  • 14%

    14% of the time it's the
    Fan Switch

  • 14%

    14% of the time it's the
    Electronic Control Board

  • 5%

    5% of the time it's the
    Something else

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    Common range repair parts you may need

    Replacing one of these range parts may fix your problem.

    Light Switch Replacement

    A malfunctioning light switch fails to deliver electrical current to the lights when switched on, resulting in a lack of illumination in the area below. This issue becomes apparent when replacing the bulb does not resolve the problem. Situated on the control panel of the range hood, the light switch can be challenging to access and diagnose. It is recommended to seek assistance from a Sears Home Services professional to inspect and repair the malfunctioning switch.

    Fan Switch Replacement

    The fan switch regulates the activation and speed of the blower fan motor. If the fan fails to operate correctly—either not turning on, failing to turn off, or spinning at an incorrect speed—it may signal a need for the fan switch to be replaced. Additionally, a malfunctioning fan switch could affect the operation of the hood light, causing it to flicker, not turn on, or remain constantly illuminated. Due to the challenge of accessing and diagnosing the fan switch in certain range hoods, it is advisable to enlist the assistance of a service technician to diagnose and repair any fan-related issues. The technician will thoroughly assess the situation and determine whether replacement of the fan switch is necessary.

    Electronic Control Board Replacement

    A defective electronic control board in a range hood can cause several issues, including loss of power or erratic behavior from the blower fan or lights. Moreover, it might prevent the range hood from powering down properly. The control board acts as the central command center for the hood, overseeing fan speed and lighting functions. When this board malfunctions, it can disrupt communication between various parts of the hood. Signs of a failing board include unusual noises such as chattering or clicking, accompanied by a burning odor. Given its potential impact on multiple components, it's advisable to have a Sears Home Services professional conduct diagnostic tests to determine if board replacement is necessary.

    What to expect when you experience a range hood light not working issue

    Steps to fixing a hood light not working problem

    Resolving most hood light not working problems usually involves replacing the light switch, fan switch or electronic control board. However, there are many potential causes, so thorough troubleshooting and an accurate diagnosis are key to fixing the problem.

    Recommendations from Sears Home Services for a range hood light that is not working

    If the range hood light is not working, there could be numerous potential causes. To prevent unnecessary part replacements, we advise consulting a Sears Home Services professional to conduct diagnostic tests and pinpoint the root of the issue. Our technicians have extensive experience in diagnosing a variety of range failures.

    Things to look out for with a range hood light not working diagnosis

    Diagnosing issues with modern appliances can pose significant challenges for individuals lacking adequate knowledge and training. Without employing proper diagnostic techniques, rectifying range problems may involve merely replacing parts based on guesswork. In the past decade, appliances have undergone substantial advancements, incorporating intricate electronic components that are increasingly difficult to troubleshoot. As a result, do-it-yourself repairs on contemporary appliance models have become progressively difficult.

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    Common range symptoms to look out for

    • Range broiler not working
    • Range burner not working
    • Range clicking
    • Range display not working
    • Range hood fan not working
    • Range hood won't turn off
    • Range not heating
    • Range not working
    • Range won't turn off