Jenn-Air Oven Light [Issues & Proven Solutions]

If your Jenn-Air oven light won’t turn on but you have no idea what to do, this article is for you. We will look at Jenn-Air oven light problems and how to fix them.

Jenn-Air Oven Light Won’t Turn On — Causes And Solutions

Below, we have listed the possible reasons why your Jenn-Air oven light won’t turn on and what to do about them.

1. Light Bulb

A faulty light bulb is the most likely reason why your Jenn-Air oven light won’t turn on. We will show you how to replace the light bulb in your Jenn-Air wall oven and range oven. Below, we have listed the steps you need to follow in order to replace your Jenn-Air oven light bulb…

Step 1: Locate the circuit breaker of your Jenn-Air oven.

Step 2: To avoid the risk of electrocution, switch off the circuit breaker.

Step 3: Open the door of the oven.

Step 4: Slide out the oven racks and set them aside.

Step 5: The light is on the left side of the oven’s interior. Remove the light bulb cover by gripping the end and pulling it off.

Step 6: Put on some cotton gloves.

Step 7: Pull the light bulb out of the socket.

Step 8: Get a new Jenn-Air oven light bulb.

Step 9: Insert the terminals of the light bulb into the socket. Make sure you have the cotton gloves on as you do this. Holding the light bulb with your bare hands could damage it.

Step 10: Push the light cover back into place.

Step 11: Slide the racks back into the oven.

Step 12: Shut the door of the oven.

Step 13: Switch the oven’s circuit breaker off.

Watch the video below if you would like a visual of how to replace the light bulb in your Jenn-Air wall oven.

Below, we have listed the steps you need to follow in order to replace the light bulb in your Jenn-Air range oven…

Step 1: Pull the oven away from the wall in order to access the rear.

Step 2: Unplug the oven’s power cord from the outlet.

Step 3: Open the oven door partially.

Step 4: Lift the door off and set on a sturdy surface. Do not grip the oven by the handle.

Step 5: Slide out the oven racks.

Step 6: The light bulb is on the oven’s upper back wall. First, unscrew the light bulb cover by turning it counterclockwise.

Step 7: Unscrew the light bulb from the socket.

Step 8: Get a new Jenn-Air oven light bulb.

Step 9: Screw the new light bulb into the socket.

Step 10: Return the light bulb cover as well.

Step 11: Slide the racks back into the oven.

Step 12: Lift the oven door and slide it onto the hinges.

Step 13: Open the door fully then shut it.

Step 14: Plug the oven’s power cord back into the outlet.

Step 15: Push the oven back to the wall.

2. Light Socket

If your Jenn-Air oven light still won’t work after replacing the light bulb, you should check the light socket. We will show you how to test and replace the light socket in your Jenn-Air range oven and Jenn-Air wall oven. Below, we have listed the steps you need to follow in order to test and replace the light socket in your Jenn-Air range oven…

Step 1: Go to the oven’s rear.

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Step 2: To avoid the risk of electrocution, unplug the oven’s power cord from the outlet.

Step 3: Open the oven door to the broiling position.

Step 4: Grip the sides of the oven door and lift it off the hinges.

Step 5: Set the door on a cloth lined surface.

Step 6: Slide out the oven racks and set them aside.

Step 7: Unscrew the cover of the light bulb by turning it counterclockwise. The light bulb cover is on the oven’s upper back wall.

Step 8: Unscrew the light bulb from the socket as well.

Step 9: Get a Philips head screwdriver and go to the oven’s rear.

Step 10: Take out the screws which hold the oven’s rear panels in place.

Step 11: Set the panels aside.

Step 12: Disconnect the wires connected to the light socket.

Step 13: Get a multimeter and turn its dial to the lowest ohms setting.

Step 14: Touch the multimeter probes to the terminals of the light socket. If you don’t see a reading on the multimeter when you do this, the light socket is faulty.

Step 15: Get a new Jenn-Air oven light socket.

Step 16: Using a large pair of pliers, turn the light socket counterclockwise and pull it out of the oven.

Step 17: Install your new Jenn-Air oven light socket.

Step 18: Turn the light socket clockwise to lock it in the opening.

Step 19: Connect the wires to the terminals of the new light socket.

Step 20: Reposition the oven’s rear access panels.

Step 21: Hold the panels in place with the Philips head screws.

Step 22: Screw the light bulb back into the socket.

Step 23: Return the light cover as well.

Step 24: Slide the racks back into the oven.

Step 25: Lift the oven door and slide it back onto the hinges.

Step 26: Open the oven door fully.

Step 27: Shut the door.

Step 28: Plug the oven’s power cord back into the outlet.

Watch the video below for a visual of how to replace your Jenn-Air oven light socket.

Below, we show you how to replace the light socket in your Jenn-Air wall oven…

Step 1: Locate the circuit breaker of your Jenn-Air wall oven.

Step 2: Switch off the circuit breaker for safety.

Step 3: Open the door of the oven.

Step 4: Slide the racks out.

Step 5: Remove the light bulb cover. The cover is on the left side of the oven.

Step 6: Using a tissue, pull the light bulb out of the socket. Touching the light bulb with your bare hands could damage it.

Step 7: Get a Philips head screwdriver.

Step 8: Using the screwdriver, take out the screws on the sides of the oven’s front frame which hold it to the cabinet.

Step 9: Lift the oven out of the cabinet and set it on a sturdy surface.

Step 10: Take out the screws which hold the left side panel of the oven.

Step 11: Set the panel aside.

Step 12: Disconnect the wires from the light socket.

Step 13: Test the light socket using a multimeter. If the socket doesn’t have continuity, it is faulty.

Step 14: Remove the socket from the oven.

Step 15: Get a new Jenn-Air oven light socket.

Step 16: Install the new light socket in the oven.

Step 17: Connect the wires to the new socket.

Step 18: Reposition the oven’s side panel.

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Step 19: Hold the side panel in place with the screws.

Step 20: Lift the oven back into the cabinet.

Step 21: Secure the sides of the oven to the cabinet using the Philips head screws.

Step 22: Insert the terminals of the light bulb back into the socket.

Step 23: Return the light cover.

Step 24: Slide the racks back into the oven.

Step 25: Shut the oven door.

Step 26: Switch the oven’s circuit breaker back on.

3. Light Switch

If your Jenn-Air oven light socket isn’t faulty but the light won’t turn on, you should check the light switch next. Below, we have listed the steps you need to follow in order to replace your Jenn-Air oven light switch…

Step 1: Pull the oven away from the wall and go to the rear.

Step 2: Get a Philips head screwdriver.

Step 3: Using the screwdriver, take out the screws which hold the oven’s rear panels in place.

Step 4: Set the panels aside.

Step 5: Disconnect the wire plug connected to the light switch. The switch is on the left side of the oven’s rear.

Step 6: Squeeze the tabs on the light switch together and push it forward to detach.

Step 7: Open the oven door.

Step 8: Lift the stove top.

Step 9: Take out the screws which hold the metal panel at the top of the oven.

Step 10: Lift the panel up and support it.

Step 11: Bend the actuator rod on the right side of the oven’s front frame.

Step 12: Remove the rod from the frame.

Step 13: Unhook the rod from the light switch.

Step 14: Test the light switch for continuity using a multimeter. If the light switch doesn’t have continuity, it is faulty.

Step 15: Get a new Jenn-Air oven light switch.

Step 16: Hook the rod to the new light switch.

Step 17: Insert the rod back into the oven’s front frame.

Step 18: Push the new light switch into the oven’s rear.

Step 19: Lower the metal panel at the top of the oven.

Step 20: Hold the metal panel in place with the screws.

Step 21: Lower the stove top and push it down.

Step 22: Shut the oven door and go back to the rear.

Step 23: Connect the wire plug to the new light switch.

Step 24: Reposition the oven’s rear panels.

Step 25: Hold the panels in place with the screws.

Step 26: Plug the oven’s power cord back into the outlet.

Step 27: Return the oven to its usual position.

Watch the video below for a visual of how to replace your Jenn-Air oven light switch.

4. Wires

If the components above aren’t faulty but your Jenn-Air oven light won’t turn on, you should check the wires next. Inspect the wires connected to the light socket and light switch. If any of the wires appear cut or burnt, they should be replaced. Contact a technician to replace the wires.

5. Touchpad

On some Jenn-Air oven models, there is an “Oven Light” button on the touchpad. If you have tried pressing this button to turn on the oven light but it won’t work, the touchpad or control panel may be faulty. Read this article: Jenn-Air Oven Control [Issues & Proven Solutions] to learn how to replace the touchpad or control panel of your Jenn-Air oven.

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6. Control Board

This is the final possible reason why your Jenn-Air oven light won’t turn on. The control board sends voltage to every component in the oven including the light socket. If the control board doesn’t send voltage to the light socket, the oven light won’t work. If you have checked all the above components but none of them is faulty, you should replace the control board. Read the “Jenn-Air Oven Control” article in the section above to replace the control board in your Jenn-Air oven.

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Jenn-Air Oven Light Won’t Turn Off — Causes And Solutions

Below, we talk about the possible reasons why your Jenn-Air oven light won’t turn off and what to do about them.

1. Touchpad

Some oven control panels have “Oven Light” buttons. If yours has this button, press it to turn off the oven light. If that doesn’t work, the touchpad may be faulty. If you would like to replace your Jenn-Air oven touchpad yourself, read the “Jenn-Air Oven Control” article in the section above.

2. Open Door

If the oven door isn’t closed properly, it won’t come in contact with the door light switch. This will prevent the oven light from turning off. Close the door properly. If the door is properly closed but your Jenn-Air oven light still won’t turn off, keep reading. However, if the door doesn’t close properly, the door hinges or door gasket is faulty. Read this article: Jenn-Air Oven Door [How To, Issues & Proven Solutions] to learn how to replace the door hinges and gasket of your Jenn-Air oven.

3. Light Switch

If your Jenn-Air oven door is properly closed but the light won’t turn off, the light switch may be faulty. When the door closes, it comes in contact with the light switch. The light switch then sends a signal to the oven light to turn off. If the light switch fails, it won’t do this. Read the “Jenn-Air Oven Light Won’t Turn On” section above to replace the light switch in your Jenn-Air oven.

4. Control Board

A faulty control board is the final possible reason why your Jenn-Air oven light won’t turn off. The control board sends voltage to the oven light in order for it to function. If the board shorts out, it will keep sending voltage to the oven light even after the oven has been turned off. If your have checked the above components but none of them is faulty, the control board should be replaced. Read the “Jenn-Air Oven Control” article in the “Jenn-Air Oven Light Won’t Turn On” section above to replace the control board in your Jenn-Air Oven.

Jenn-Air Gas Oven Won’t Light — How To Fix

If your Jenn-Air gas oven won’t light, the igniter is most likely faulty. To replace the igniter in your Jenn-Air oven, read this article: Jenn-Air Oven Igniter [Issues & Proven Solutions]. If your Jenn-Air gas oven still won’t light after replacing the igniter, the safety valve or control board could be faulty. Also read the article in the link to replace these two components.

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