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Whirlpool range hood light not working

Common reasons your Whirlpool range hood light is not working

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

  • 35%

    35% of the time it's the
    Light Switch

  • 17%

    17% of the time it's the
    Fan Switch

  • 13%

    13% of the time it's the
    Electronic Control Board

  • 35%

    35% of the time it's the
    Something else

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    Most common repairs needed to fix a Whirlpool range

    Light Switch Replacement

    A failed light switch won’t send electric current to the lights when you turn the switch on, so the surface below won’t be illuminated. You can most frequently tell when the switch has failed if you replace the bulb but the light still doesn’t work. The light switch is mounted on the control panel of the range hood, but accessing and diagnosing the light switch can be difficult. Have a Sears Home Services professional examine and repair your range hood when the switch isn’t working properly.

    Fan Switch Replacement

    The fan switch is mounted on the range hood control panel. It activates the blower fan motor at the selected speed. The fan switch may need replacing when the fan won’t turn on, won’t turn off or won’t spin at the selected speed. The fan switch can be difficult to reach and diagnose in some range hoods. Have a service technician diagnose and repair a fan problem in your range hood. The technician will be able to determine whether the fan switch needs to be replaced.

    Electronic Control Board Replacement

    An inoperative electronic control board can lead to various failures in a range hood, including a complete lack of power or erratic behavior from the blower fan or lights, or prevent the range hood from turning off. This is because the board serves as the brain of the range hood, controlling the operations such as regulating fan speed and lighting. If the electronic control board malfunctions, it can disrupt communication between different components. A failing board may cause a chattering or clicking noise from the hood and may emit a burning odor. Due to the potential impact on multiple components, it is advisable to have a Sears Home Services professional conduct diagnostic tests on the board to confirm if replacement is necessary.

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

    How is the hood light not working problem fixed?

    Correcting 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 a thorough diagnosis is key to fixing the problem. An accurate diagnosis is essential to understanding how much the repair will be.

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

    When the range hood light is not working it can be for many reasons. To avoid replacing unneeded parts we recommend having a Sears Home Services professional perform diagnostic tests to identify the root cause of the problem. Our technicians are experienced at diagnosing all types of range failures.

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

    Diagnosing modern appliances without proper knowledge and training can be difficult. Without using proper diagnostic techniques, fixing your range problem will only be achieved through changing parts on a hunch. Appliances, especially in the last 10 years, have become extremely advanced, and many models have electronic parts that are difficult to test. DIY repairs on the latest appliance models are becoming increasingly difficult.

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