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Cooktop light stays on

After 1 bulb burnt out, the cooktop light stays on permanently. I have replaced both bulbs, yet I cannot turn off the light. Any thoughts?

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We see 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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Posted on Jan 13, 2008

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

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