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If you have 120VAC on the center contact of the light socket, and a working fan, but the bulb won't light...the most likely cause would be a disconnected neutral wire (white) in the light wiring inside the hood....assuming everything else is wired correctly.

If you're comfortable with further electrical testing...let me know, and I can describe a detailed procedure to check the status of the neutral wire. Otherwise, you may need the assistance of someone familiar with electrical troubleshooting or appliance repair.

Kenmore 51840... | Answered on Sep 21, 2011

The screws by the lights probably only hold the fixture in place. If you took the screws out you would only get access to the fixture and maybe some wiring. If you have already replaced the lights you can assume its not the fixtures. Not likely both fixtures failed at the same time. The common problems would be the light switch. You would need to gain access to the switch and then check that for power.

You already know house power is good because the fan is working, But since both lights failed and new bulbs don't fix the problem it would most likely be a switch.

According to their website it looks like that whole front panel should come off including the fixtures and the switches.


Once you remove that you can check the wiring harness for the lights. You may also see wire nuts on the harness double check those as well.

Kenmore 51840... | Answered on Jan 30, 2011

you are using incandescent bulbs because most dimmer will not work with Fluorescent otherwise sound like a bad switch, if it new return it. They are fairly easy to replace. Hope this Helps Paul

Kenmore 51840... | Answered on Jun 19, 2009

it is the control board for your oven. pricey too i see. i cant say for sure if it will solve your problem either. if it works great if not maybe you have an element burnt out. maybe have the elements resistance tested before taking the plunge on that board

Kenmore Kitchen... | Answered on Apr 18, 2019

Unfortunately it'll have to be replaced, buy a used one from a local appliance shop or on eBay, just search for your make/model number & "touch pad", they're not too much and fairly easy to change!

Kenmore Kitchen... | Answered on Apr 08, 2019

I would definitely have an electrician come out and check your wiring, fuse box, etc.

Kenmore Kitchen... | Answered on Mar 18, 2019

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Kenmore Kitchen... | Answered on Feb 28, 2019

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