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Surface light switch turns on low level night lights.but does not turn on high level lights

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  • NoviceJPS Jan 11, 2009

    I have the same problem

  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2014

    Light switch has no effect on light, it stays on always. Is it a bad switch?

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Don't touch it, take it to the store they will fixya for ya

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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.

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.

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.

Feel free to contact me directly (and please remind me of your full model number from the tag on the unit) for more information & help.

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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.

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.

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Feel free to contact me directly (and please remind me of your full model number from the tag on the unit) for more information & help.

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It is turns out to be the controller, we repair these for customers nationwide with our guaranteed $39.95 service.

Please feel free to contact me directly if you need more help. And please mention your model number when you write.

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