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Offline bill_nj

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Kenmore gas oven light bulb not working.
« on: December 13, 2013, 02:51:51 PM »

Hi I have a Kenmore gas range. Model # 79072904011 The oven light bulb burnt out the other day. I replaced the bulb and it still doesn't work. I tested the bulb in a lamp socket and it works.
So I pulled the back panel off the stove and found the socket and the two wires attached to it. I pulled the wires off, plugged in the stove, shut the oven door, and pushed the light button on the control panel on, and put a tester on the wires and no electric going to the socket.
This test bypassed the oven door switch. Does anyone know whats wrong?

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Re: Kenmore gas oven light bulb not working.
« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2013, 09:51:38 AM »
Always disconnect power when changing a bulb. Check the back of the control board for burnt traces.  If the traces are burnt from a shorted bulb you may be able to repair it.  Otherwise, replace the board, 316557230.

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Re: Kenmore gas oven light bulb not working.
« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2013, 10:22:15 AM »
Don't have a wiring diagram Tgoods but this model has a rocker switch and maybe they use it for the light?http://www.appliancepartspros.com/frigidaire-switch-rocker-316259802-ap3893026.html
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Re: Kenmore gas oven light bulb not working.
« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2013, 10:53:08 AM »
I can't find a picture of the panel so I don't know the rocker switch is used for.  A picture of the overlay for the control shows a light button.



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Re: Kenmore gas oven light bulb not working.
« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2013, 10:55:00 AM »
Thanks you.

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Re: Kenmore gas oven light bulb not working.
« Reply #5 on: December 14, 2013, 04:18:49 PM »
Hi Thanks all.  The light switch is on the control panel as in the photo. The rocker switch is for the fan in the oven.
Tomorrow i'll take the back panel off to see if their are any flash marks on the control panel.
That sounds like the problem and makes sense. I just can't believe that a bulb flash would burn
the control panel. 
The bulb was separated from the screw socket and it flashed. I had a tough time removing the base of the bulb but it all came out clean.
I'll let you all know what happen when I open it up.

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Re: Kenmore gas oven light bulb not working.
« Reply #6 on: December 14, 2013, 04:41:28 PM »
I guess nj means New Jersey?Must be snowing there?

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Re: Kenmore gas oven light bulb not working.
« Reply #7 on: December 15, 2013, 09:45:29 AM »
Yes about 4" of heavy slush.. I wanted to check the stove today but i have to shovel this mess out first then go to a company party..

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Re: Kenmore gas oven light bulb not working.
« Reply #8 on: December 15, 2013, 11:51:14 AM »
I am in northern New Jersey.About 6 inches here.The high tax state.
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Re: Kenmore gas oven light bulb not working.
« Reply #9 on: December 16, 2013, 08:53:01 AM »
Hey a fellow new jersey......  Me too North Jersey.. I'm going to work on the stove today and I'll let you know what I find out....

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Re: Kenmore gas oven light bulb not working.
« Reply #10 on: December 30, 2013, 08:17:22 AM »
I finally got the part. What a mess ordering it. Shipped to wrong address. Their computer thought they had the right address, and not the address I gave them.

Well I installed the unit and it works great. Light goes on & off by the switch or oven door.

I like to thank you all for the help and input.

Have a Happy New Year....