Convection oven fan and door light not working

ApplianceGeneral Electric Range


Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair30 - 60 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Nutdriver

Michael From Albuquerque, NM

Nov 02, 2008

12 out of 14 people found this instruction helpful

The first step was to determine whether the problem was with the fan itself or the switch. I did this by opening the back cover and using a Volt meter to verify that the fan was not getting power. (I could have skipped this step.)

Next, I unplugged the range, closed up the back cover and lifted the range hood by removing two hex head screws that are just inside and on either side of the top of the opening in the range door. Propping the hood open, I removed the connector leading to the switch, then pushed the switch out the front. Inspection showed that the switch was damaged so I closed up the range and ordered the part from Part Select. Once the part arrived, it was a 15 minute job to unplug the range, lift the top, install the new switch, and close up the unit.

Caution. On starting to install the switch, I failed to unplug the range and my finger brushed one of the hot contacts leading to the switch. Thankfully, I was not injured. Do not repeat my mistake on this issue. Unplug the range even if you're only installing this simple switch.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Oven Light Door Switch (Now subbed to SWITCH SPDT HIGH AMP)

Part Number: PS1765837

In Stock