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The oven does not go on but the light indicator goes on on one side. The stove is a kenmore model C968-63173-1 The top of stove lid flips and has 2 fuses but technician says there should be 6 to 8 fuses, find oven and change. I can't find them?

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SOURCE: JVM1850BH02 Microwave completely shut down, not working after...

The extreme heat has opened up one of the thermostats / thermal cutouts (TCOs) in the oven.

If it was the bottom TCO or magnetron TCO, you should be able to access them by just removing the control panel.

But if it's the one on top of the cavity, the oven will have to come out of the wall, then you need to pull of the outer cover..

If so, the installation instructions are very handy, and it's best to have two people since the microwave can be heavy and awkward.

You can download GE owner's manuals and installation instructions here.

There should be a "mini-manual" (tech sheet) hidden inside the unit behind the control panel or hidden on the left side behind the grille, which is very helpful when troubleshooting, testing, and locating components.

You should locate and look this over first.

At our Web site, we have a video available showing how to remove a typical over the range control panel assembly in under 5 minutes.

You can usually find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here.

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Posted on Dec 15, 2008

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SOURCE: light does not work even after changing the bulb

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.

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Posted on Sep 11, 2009

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SOURCE: where is the fuse located on my kenmore over the

The control panel can be opened to gain access to the fuse.

Posted on Jun 20, 2010

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SOURCE: Although I have changed the light bulbs, the

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 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.

Posted on Sep 08, 2010

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SOURCE: UNIVERSAL GAS STOVE CRIBBEN SEXTON

The flame failure device is probably in need of replacement. All stove have a way of keeping raw gas from coming out. A pilot light does 2 functions: Lights the gas and heats a cooper/nickel alloy inside the flame failure device. This opens a bi-metal inside the device and allows for gas to go to the burner whenever you turn on the gas and the thermostat requires more heat. As long as the pilot stays lit the device will permit the flow of gas. Pilot goes out the device closes the gas. So what goes wrong? The device simply wears out with age, the pilot gets clogged with junk and does not heat the tip of the probe properly, the probe is out of position (flame should hit the tip). More here

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