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SWITCH SPDT HIGH AMP

PartSelect Number PS1765837

This light switch is controlled by opening and closing the oven door

This part works with the following brands: GE, Hotpoint & Kenmore.

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Parts Used

  • SWITCH SPDT HIGH AMP

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

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CustomerMichael from Albuquerque NM

Convection oven fan and door light not working

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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Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

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CustomerEugene from Hilton Head SC

Burnt smell

Unplugged the Range and removed the two screws holding down the cook top. You do not need to remove the vent chamber at the rear of the range since the top lifts up about 4 inches. This should be enough room to get your hand onto the plug going to the door switch. Pull off the plug and remove the swich. Pop in the new one, put on the plug, reinstall the two screws and you are done!

Read the thread on "burnt smell" and DO NOT assume it is a burned out element. Follow your nose!!

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