My 2 over-the-range bulbs will not stop burning out.
They rarely last more than a month or two. I always stay within the recommended wattage (no more than 30) and I even tried lower 20W bulbs, with no change. Why do these bulbs burn out? Thanks, Fri 805
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Are any other bulbs in the home going out prematurely? If so, I would check the actual voltage of your power outlets.
If not, the bulbs may be getting grease or debris on them from stovetop cooking. This can cause hot psots and premature failure.
I recommend wiping them clean with alcohol on a cloth before installing them.
I recommend that folks always have their hood fan on when cooking on the stovetop.
Also, you might check with a local home center (Lowe's, Home Depot, etc.) to see if they have some high-quality (non-Chinese) substitutes.
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Hi anything is possible being that you even replaced two different brands of bulbs. I don't think the wiring harness is the problem but like I said anything could be the problem. Might I make a suggestion. Why not replace both the left and right side bulbs with LED bulbs with the same base configuration. Maybe that just might be able to solve your problem. I would like to know if it does. It also seems that a lot of others are having the exact problem. Good luck.
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
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:
Some connectors will have a lock.
We're happy to help you with free advice and we'd appreciate your thoughtful
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Mine burned out within a month. Probably due to the poor design of the machine which forces you to slam the door to get it to shut.
My biggest concern is the under counter lightbulbs it has burned out in my kitchen over the last year. I wonder how much leaking this thing really gives off. Moving in a few weeks and will be throwing this cancer machine out.
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 or you can see the service manual at our site here.
We're happy to help you with free advice and we'd appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.
I have the same problem. The left one burns out within a couple of hours use, the other one lasts a couple of months and is then gone. This pattern has repeated over 8 years. I replace them every now and then and then just go without until I get the urge again to fix it. Maybe smaller lower wattage lamps are worth trying...
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