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The center clock-oven module no longer lights up and the oven doesn't work, but the burners on top work. model rf341bxk. The oven light still works. Is there a fuse blown that I can replace?

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Hello, welcome to fixya.

Unfortunately many modern ranges do not incorporate fuses into the control panels, other than the 15amp outlets used for plugging in external devices, they are typically the resettable type fuse.

Many manufactures have gone away from the typically glass fuse style circuit interrupters of previous ranges of say 15-20yrs ago and older.

If the clock display is not illuminated nor functioning, but the surface element functions appear fine, it is likely a fault within the clock ( also referred to as a timer or erc ) itself. Check for possible burnt or loose wires going into the timer such as L1 or L2 etc.

**Please unplug the range or turn off the 40amp breaker at your homes service panel before attempting any service to the range**

The part for the timer/clock is # 3196967 and retails for between $167 to $233 at "searspartsdirect.com" and "repairclinic.com" respectively as I type this on June 6/2010.

Hope this info was helpful to you...even if it isn't great news. Please take a moment and rate the info I provided and thanks for visiting "fixya".

macmarkus :)

Posted on Jun 07, 2010

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