A bulb blew, and after that the light was stuck on it's brightest setting and won't shut off.
I opened up the rangehood (which is actually the same unit marketed by Sears/Kenmore) and banged around the various relays with a screwdriver (hoping for dumb luck), to no effect. The controler is $150, which almost makes it as cheap to buy a whole new unit. Is there a way to replace individual parts on the controller? Is it, in fact, the controller and not one of the transformers (that seems like a long shot).
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I had the same problem. An audible pop and the lights stopped. Fans still works, light bulb filaments appear intact. My problem was that a short piece of the copper on the printed circuit board, inside the switch housing, had vaporized as if it were a fuse. I soldered a bridge of copper wire across the small 5mm gap and all was working again. Access the switch compartment by removing the filters, undo a couple of retaining screws to remove switch unit. Make sure the electricity to the unit is Off/unplugged before proceeding!!! Switch unit cover has 4 screws holding it on. Once inside the unit, trace the wire (mine was grey colour) from the light switch to the small printed circuit board. The copper printed circuit link to the connector had gone...no sign of burning, just gooone! Solder a bridge of copper wire across the gap and reassemble switch unit to test. ....send beer donations to me in qld...cheers!!!
Check out the zephyr Site. The halogen bulbs they use are very unique. Have two clients that have Zephyr hoods and took me a while to locate replacement bulbs. Could not find them at the local lighting stores nor hardware stores. I believe it is a 35 watt halogen (sort of an MR-16 size) with an entended base.
The current Convertible Deluxe rangehood from GE doesn't support a two-way (light/night light bulb). You can use an incandescent light with an A15 type (60 watts or less) or a compact fluorescent (A17 or T2) with an ordinary screw base that draws no more than 13 watts. Some models can only use the incandescent light (RN328, JN327, JV338). The recommended compact fluorescents are available from www.gelighting.com (product codes: 85383 or 47486). Check you manual or products.geappliances.com for a pdf of your manual.
I wish that I could be of more help.
Cindy Wells (the model of your range hood would be useful to get more information)
The more I worked with it, the more I discovered that the real problem was that a screw was not all the way screwed in and it was preventing the panel from sliding. Another problem I may have is finding the glass covered halogen bulb.
Your problem is: This hood worked fine until a light bulb blew out. Put in a new light bulb, but the lights will not turn off. Is the light switch bad or is there a problem with the control panel? The fan still works fine but the lights will not turn off or adjust dim or bright.
You're on the right track. The light control switch needs replacing. You might try utilizing the Repair Directory to find a repairman. If you have the tools and ability just remember to turn off the electric first.
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Did you ever find out what blew the fuse originally? Do the lights have a dimmer feature on them? If so, the reostsat may be bad, or the switch that controls the light intensity, 1,2,3. ect. Something caused the fuse to blow, maybe a wire on the bulb or switch somewhere.