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Work & Night light on Sharp R-1611 won't work.

There is power to the two light sockets but after I install the new bulbs they won't come on and there is not power to the sockets until I take the bulbs out. What is wrong?

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Sorry I missed this one before, but if you (or anyone) has this trouble, the problem is no the control panel.

We see (and repair) this a lot. The problem is on the control panel, which we regularly repair nationwide for $39.95 postpaid.

This light failure often occurs when a bulb goes out and the filament shorts, or when the bulbs are removed or installed without first unplugging the oven from the power line. Either can cause such a failure on the controller.

This can often also affect the exhaust fan operation, too. The lights and fan can be inoperable or stuck on too.

Details of our service and critical safety information and disassembly information is at our site, and our link is at our listing here on FixYa: http://tinyurl.com/yzjozk

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First check if light bulbs is ok these bulb are connected in series if one is fused both wont work 'first if u look at the two fiitings you would find a common wire disconnect from both .now you are left with two wires one connected to each fitting .disconnect from one fiting and conect to the other .now u will have one fitting connected and one totally disconnected .try bulb ifit works disconnect that fitting and try the other one .by elumination you will find out if the fitting is faulty

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We see and repair this a lot. The problem is on the control board, which we regularly repair for $39.95 nationwide.


This light failure often occurs when a bulb goes out and the filament shorts, or when the bulbs are removed or installed without first unplugging the oven from the power line. Either can cause such a failure on the controller.

The lights can can be inoperable or stuck on or stuck in "night light" mode. Sometimes this will similarly affect the fan operation or inside light, too.


We'd also recommend buying top-quality bulbs.


They can blow if subjected to vibration such as door slamming or a weak floor, or electrical fluctuation, especially if they are cheap bulbs or they are left on all night.


Instead of having the board repaired, you can order a new control circuit board / smart board if that's economical, and since your sockets are bad, they will need to be replaced, too.


You can find links to helpful exploded view diagrams and part ordering help here. I recommend that you bookmark that link to your

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There's a YouTube video available showing how to remove a typical over the range control panel assembly in under 5 minutes.


If you're changing the board yourself, you'll need to detach the keypad connector:

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Some connectors will have a lock.

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We see (and repair) this a lot. The problem is on the control panel, which we regularly repair nationwide by mail for $39.95 postpaid.

At our Web site, you can get details of our service, plus we have a video available showing how to remove a typical over the range control panel assembly in under 5 minutes.

This light failure often occurs when a bulb goes out and the filament shorts, or when the bulbs are removed or installed without first unplugging the oven from the power line. Either can cause such a failure on the controller.

We're happy to help you with free advice and we'd appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

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We see (and repair) this a lot. The problem is on the control panel, which we regularly repair nationwide by mail for $39.95 postpaid in about a week or so.

This light failure often occurs when a bulb goes out and the filament shorts, or when the bulbs are removed or installed without first unplugging the oven from the power line. Either can cause such a failure on the controller.

This can often also affect the exhaust fan, cooling fan, turntable, and/or inside light operation, too.

Details of our service are at our Web site, along with a video showing how to remove a typical over the range control panel assembly in under 5 minutes.

Feel free to contact me directly with your brand, full model number and symptoms.

We're happy to help you with free advice and we'd appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

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We're happy to help and we appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

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