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Why Is My Oven Light Not Working?

The oven light is a small but essential component of your kitchen appliance, especially if you are a keen baker! It not only helps you keep an eye on how your food is cooking, but it also adds to the aesthetic of your kitchen. As such, we know how frustrating it can be when your oven light stops working.

Fortunately for you, we are here to provide you with some of the reasons for this issue! Hopefully by providing you with some of the common reasons for the issue, alongside some troubleshooting steps, we can help you get your oven light back in action – so you can go back to staring at your cake through the glass door.

1. Burnt Out Bulb

One of the most common reasons for a non-functional oven light is a burnt-out bulb. Just like any other light bulb, the one inside your oven has a limited lifespan. Over time, it will eventually burn out and need to be replaced.

Solution: To determine if the bulb is burnt out, you can carefully remove the oven’s light cover (please make sure the oven is unplugged or turned off), and check the bulb visually. If it’s blackened or the filament is broken, you need to replace it. Make sure you use a bulb with the correct wattage and size (you’ll find this information in your cookers manual)

2. Faulty Light Switch

The oven light is controlled by a switch, and if this switch becomes faulty, it can prevent the light from turning on.

Solution: Test the switch by pressing it to see if it feels loose, sticky, or unresponsive. If it does, you may need to replace the switch. Ensure you have the proper tools and knowledge to do this safely! If you don’t, get in touch with us and we will be able to give you a hand!

3. Electrical Issues

Sometimes, the problem might not be with the light bulb or switch but with the electrical connection. Loose wires or a malfunctioning electrical circuit can cause the oven light to stop working.

Solution: Unfortunately, it is not wise to try and fix this yourself (unless you are a fully qualified electrician or oven repair technician). If you suspect electrical issues, it’s best to get in touch with a professional. They can diagnose and fix any wiring problems or electrical faults safely

4. Door Switch Malfunction

Most ovens have a door switch that turns off the oven light when the door is closed and activates it when the door is open. If this switch malfunctions, the light may not work properly.

Solution: Open and close the oven door a few times to see if the light flickers or turns on briefly. If it does, the door switch might be the culprit. Again, at this point it is advised to get in touch with a technician, they will be able to inspect the switch and replace it if necessary

5. Control Board Problems

In some cases, a malfunctioning control board or electronic control panel can disrupt the oven light’s operation.

Solution: If you’ve ruled out other issues and suspect a control board problem, it’s best to consult a professional technician who can diagnose and replace the faulty component.

If your oven light isn’t working, it can be a slight inconvenience, but it is pretty much always a problem that can be fixed. We have mentioned some of the common issues and provided troubleshooting tips; we hope that you can now identify and resolve the problem by yourself. However, if you are unsure or uncomfortable with taking a look, it is always best to consult a qualified technician to ensure the safety and functionality of your oven. Remember to refer to your oven’s manual for specific guidance and specifications.

Cooker Solutions

If you are looking for some professional advice about your oven, Cooker Solutions is here to help! We offer professional electrical Oven, Cooker and Hob repair service to all makes and models. For many years, we have delivered and continue to deliver the highest standard of cooker repair and provide excellent customer service at competitive rates. Covering many areas throughout London, we can come and take a look at your electric oven at a time that works best for you. Contact us on 0750 822 9049 or email your name, email address, contact number, location and issue. We will respond to you as soon as possible.