Thread Number: 73542  /  Tag: Ranges, Stoves, Ovens
Oven Lights won't come on :-(
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Post# 971183   12/2/2017 at 19:18 (259 days old) by spacepig (Floridas Emerald Coast)        

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So in trying to fix our sensi-temp burner, we screwed something up and now both interior oven lights are not working.
This is a long explanation as to how we got there, but I wanted to include everything in case it was relevant.

Originally, we thought that we had a wire to the thermistor on incorrectly, so based on pictures from a previous thread and the service manual, we reconnected a yellow wire how it should be. We also replaced the thermostat with one that I got from a donor stove just in case we fried the other one (that story is in another thread). We plugged the stove back in and nothing happened. The calrod slide thing lit up, but there was no heat coming off of the burner/coil, and flipping the inner/outer switch didn't do anything.

So, using a voltmeter, we decided to check and see if the burner/coil was even getting power. When we lifted up the coil and pulled it back to expose the connections to test, we got a loud pop and a lot of smoke.

We figured that was our cue to stop, so we disconnected that burner/coil completely again. The only difference this time around is that now the lights in both ovens are no longer working. We tried just changing out the bulb, but that didn't work so it's something more than that. Any ideas what may have happened to the lights?

Post# 971184 , Reply# 1   12/2/2017 at 19:48 (259 days old) by speedqueen (Harrison Twp, Michigan)        
Key words... Pop and lots of smoke

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Any chance there is a fuse that blew?

Post# 971232 , Reply# 2   12/3/2017 at 07:53 (259 days old) by spacepig (Floridas Emerald Coast)        

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That's a good point. Thanks for mentioning that.

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