My light switch housing broke, making the oven light stay on all the time.

ApplianceGeneral Electric Range


Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Pliers
Screw drivers

Frederick From Lovettsville, VA

Oct 08, 2011

18 out of 27 people found this instruction helpful

Most important: Unplug or turn off the breaker before beginning! (I briefly saw sparks as I removed the old switch.) Look at the replacement switch. The springs on the sides hold the switch in, which means you have to press in these springs to get the old switch out. I slipped a small screwdriver in on the side while I pulled with a small pair of pliers. It's tricky, but it will come out. Once you have the switch out, just unplug the wire in the back, making sure it doesn't fall back in the hole before you get the new switch on. Then, just push the new switch into the hole in the stove and you're done.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Door Light Switch

Part Number: PS236787

In Stock