Return to the Appliances Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
Oven light stays on

Posted by wendyb (My Page) on
Mon, Feb 13, 12 at 21:23

I just used my oven (fairly new Whirlpool electric range WFE371LV) and during pre-heating, I noticed the oven light was on. I didn't think that was normal and now the baking is done and the light is still on.

Any clues what could be wrong? The door seems to be closing okay.

After the oven completely cools, I will unscrew the bulb to loosen it so that I don't wear out the bulb, but am hoping there might be something simple I can check.


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: Oven light stays on

Try turning the circuit breaker off for the oven, for a couple of minutes, then back on.

"Many" of these new ovens, control the light through the main CPU board for the oven, so if it gets "Glitched" strange things happen, like a light not going off.

HTH's

Gary


 o
RE: Oven light stays on

Awesome! It worked. Kinda like a reboot. Thanks so much.


 o
RE: Oven light stays on

OMG, DUH, DUH, DUH...

There is an Oven Light button on the control panel right under the Bake button. I must have pressed it unknowingly. I didn't even know I had such a button.

Embarrassing myself so others may see this and save some time.


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Appliances Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here