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I replaced both of the oven top/night lights when one of them burned out. Now the lights will not turn off. All other functions work...even the push button switch. What's up with that?

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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 with a one year guarantee.

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.

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