Kitchenaid Oven Light [Issues & Solutions]

Does your Kitchenaid oven light flicker or does it not turn on at all? If so, this article is for you. Today, we will show you how to fix these problems and other Kitchenaid oven light problems as well.

Kitchenaid Oven Light Won’t Turn On — How To Fix

Below, we have listed the possible reasons your Kitchenaid oven light won’t turn on and how to fix them.

1. Light Bulb

A faulty bulb is the most likely reason why your Kitchenaid oven light won’t turn on. Below, we will show you how to replace the light bulb in a Kitchenaid range and how to replace the light bulb in a Kitchenaid double wall oven. Follow the steps listed below to replace the light bulb in a Kitchenaid oven…

Step 1: Pull the oven away from the wall.

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

Step 3: Open the oven door.

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

Step 5: The light bulb is on the oven’s back wall. First, unscrew the light cover by turning it counterclockwise.

Step 6: Unscrew the light bulb from the socket and get a new one.

Step 7: Screw the new light bulb into the socket.

Step 8: Return the light cover.

Step 9: Slide the racks back into the oven.

Step 10: Shut the door.

Step 11: Plug the oven’s power cord back into the outlet.

If you would like a visual of how to replace the light bulb in a Kitchenaid range, watch the video below.

Below, we have listed the steps you need to follow in order to replace the light bulb in your Kitchenaid double wall oven…

Step 1: Locate the oven’s circuit breaker.

Step 2: Switch the oven’s circuit breaker off to avoid the risk of electrocution.

Step 3: Open the door of the oven.

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

Step 5: The light bulb is on the oven’s side wall. Carefully pry the cover off with a plastic putty knife.

Step 6: Pull out the light bulb and get a new one.

Step 7: Insert the light bulb into the socket.

Step 8: Reposition the light cover.

Step 9: Slide the racks back into the oven.

Step 10: Shut the oven door.

Step 11: Switch the oven’s circuit breaker back on

Watch the video below for a visual of how to replace the light bulb in a Kitchenaid double wall oven.

2. Light Socket

If replacing your Kitchenaid oven light still doesn’t work after replacing the light bulb, you may need to replace the Kitchenaid oven light socket. Below, we show you to replace the light socket in a double wall oven and a double range oven. However, the rule that applies to the double range oven should also apply to the single range oven. Below, we walk you through the steps you need to follow in order to replace the light socket in a Kitchenaid double wall oven…

Step 1: Locate the oven’s circuit breaker.

Step 2: Switch the circuit breaker off to avoid the risk of electrocution.

Step 3: Open the upper oven door.

Step 4: There are locks on the door hinges, flip them down to release the door.

Step 5: Close the door till it stops.

Step 6: Lift the door off and set it on a cloth lined surface. Do not grip the oven door by the handle when lifting it off.

Step 7: Do the same with the door of the lower oven.

Step 8: Slide out the racks in the oven.

Step 9: Use a Philips head screwdriver to take out the two screws which hold the oven’s bottom vent in place.

Step 10: Use the same screwdriver to take out the four screws on the sides of the oven which hold it to the cabinet. There are two screws on each side.

Step 11: With the help of an assistant, lift the oven out of the cabinet and set it on a piece of cardboard.

Step 12: Take out the screws which hold the upper and lower back panels of the oven in place.

Step 13: Take out the screws which hold the oven’s side panels in place.

Step 14: Lift the panels off and set them aside.

Step 15: Disconnect the white wire plug from the light socket.

Step 16: Remove the light bulb and cover from the socket.

Step 17: Using a Philips head screwdriver, push back on the tabs which hold the light socket to the oven.

Step 18: Test the light socket with a multimeter. If there is no continuity, the light socket should be replaced. Get a new Kitchenaid oven light socket and position it in the oven.

Step 19: Return the light bulb and cover to the socket.

Step 20: Reconnect the light socket wire plug.

Step 21: Reposition the side panels of the oven and hold them in place with the screws.

Step 22: Reposition the upper and lower back panels of the oven as well.

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Step 23: Hold the panels in place with the screws.

Step 24: Lift the oven and push it back into the cabinet.

Step 25: Secure the sides of the oven to the cabinet using the four screws.

Step 26: Reposition the oven’s bottom vent and hold them in place with the screws.

Step 27: Lift the lower oven door.

Step 28: Insert the hinges into the slots in the sides of the oven frame.

Step 29: Open the door fully and flip back the hinge locks.

Step 30: Do the same with the door of the upper oven.

Step 31: Slide the racks back into the oven.

Step 32: Shut the oven doors.

Step 33: Switch the oven’s circuit breaker back on.

If you would like a visual of how to replace the light socket in a Kitchenaid double wall oven, watch the video below.

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Below, we walk you through the steps you need to follow in order to test and replace the light socket in your Kitchenaid double range oven…

Step 1: Pull the oven away from the wall.

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

Step 3: Open the door of the oven.

Step 4: Flip the locks on the oven door hinges towards yourself.

Step 5: Close the door.

Step 6: Lift the door off and set it on a surface lined with a cloth.

Step 7: Slide out the oven racks and set them aside.

Step 8: Unscrew the light bulb cover on the oven’s back wall.

Step 9: Unscrew the light bulb as well.

Step 10: Use a flat head screwdriver to push back the light socket tabs to release it from the oven.

Step 11: Remove the light socket and get a multimeter. Make sure the wires connected to the light socket don’t fall back when you disconnect them.

Step 12: Turn the multimeter dial to the ohms setting and touch the probes to the light socket terminals. If there is no continuity, the light socket should be replaced.

Step 13: Get a new Kitchenaid oven light socket.

Step 14: Connect the wires to the terminals of the new Kitchenaid oven light socket.

Step 15: Push the light socket into the oven wall.

Step 16: Screw the light bulb and cover back into place.

Step 17: Slide the racks back into the oven.

Step 18: Lift the oven door and insert the hinges back into the slots in the oven frame.

Step 19: Open the door fully and flip the hinge locks back.

Step 20: Close the oven door.

Step 21: Plug the oven’s power cord back into the outlet.

Step 22: Return the oven to its usual position.

Watch the video below if you would like a visual of how to replace the light socket in a Kitchenaid range oven.

3. Door Light Switch

If your Kitchenaid oven light bulb and socket aren’t faulty, the next thing you should check is the door light switch. We will show you how to replace the door light switch in a Kitchenaid electric range and a Kitchenaid gas range. Below, we walk you through the steps you need to follow in order to replace your Kitchenaid electric range door light switch…

Step 1: Pull the oven away from the wall.

Step 2: Unplug the oven’s power cord.

Step 3: Open the oven door and look underneath the oven’s control panel. There are two screws under the control panel which hold a metal plate in place. Take out the two screws with a Philips head screwdriver.

Step 4: Remove the other two screws under the control panel which hold it in place.

Step 5: Lift the panel off and support it.

Step 6: Take out the three screws at the front of the stove top and the two screws on the rear corners of the stove top which hold it in place.

Step 7: Lift the stove top off an set on a cloth lined surface.

Step 8: Go to the oven’s rear and take out the two screws holding the lower back panel in place.

Step 9: Take out the six screws which hold the side support brackets of the oven’s upper back panel.

Step 10: Lift off the brackets and panel. Take out the four screws which hold the support panel of the stove top elements.

Step 11: Take out the four screws which hold the right side panel of the oven.

Step 12: Lift the panel off.

Step 13: Remove the insulation cover on the upper corner of the oven’s side. This covers the door light switch.

Step 14: Disconnect the wires from the door light switch.

Step 15: Squeeze the tabs on the switch and push it out.

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Step 16: Remove the rod from the switch.

Step 17: Test the door light switch using a multimeter. If there is no continuity, get a new door light switch.

Step 18: Hook the rod on the door light switch.

Step 19: Push the switch into place and reconnect the wires. Also return the insulation cover which covers the switch.

Step 20: Reposition the oven’s side panel and hold it in place with the four screws. Also return the four screws which hold the support panel of the stove top elements.

Step 21: Reposition the support brackets and upper back panel.

Step 22: Hold the support brackets in place with the six screws.

Step 23: Reposition the oven’s lower back panel and secure with the two screws.

Step 24: Place the stove top back on the oven.

Step 25: Return the screws at the front and rear of the stove top which hold it in place.

Step 26: Reposition the oven’s control panel and hold it in place with the two screws.

Step 27: Return the metal plate and the screws which hold it in place.

Step 28: Close the oven door.

Step 29: Plug the oven’s power cord back into the outlet.

Step 30: Return the oven to its usual position.

Watch the video below for a visual of how to replace the door light switch in a Kitchenaid electric range if your Kitchenaid oven light won’t work.

Below, are the steps you need to follow in order to replace the door light switch in a Kitchenaid gas range…

Step 1: Pull the oven away from the wall and unplug the power cord from the outlet.

Step 2: Shut off the oven’s gas supply.

Step 3: Open the door of the oven.

Step 4: Using a Philips head screwdriver, take out the screws under the oven’s control panel which hold the metal plate in place.

Step 5: Remove the metal plate.

Step 6: Pull off the knobs on the control panel making sure to note where each one goes.

Step 7: Take out the two screws under the control panel which hold it in place.

Step 8: Lift the control panel off and support it.

Step 9: Take out the three screws at the front of the stove top and the two on the back corners of the stove top which hold it in place.

Step 10: Lift the grates off the stove top and set them aside.

Step 11: Lift off the burner caps and bases from the stove top.

Step 12: Take out the screws which hold the orifice holders to the stove top.

Step 13: Lift the stove top off and set it aside.

Step 14: Use the same Philips head screwdriver to take out the two screws which hold the oven’s lower back panel in place.

Step 15: Take out the six screws which hold the support brackets of the upper back panel.

Step 16: Lift the brackets and back panel off.

Step 17: Take out the two screws which hold the support panel of the orifice holders to the oven’s right side panel.

Step 18: Take out the four screws which hold the right side panel in place.

Step 19: Lift the side panel off and set it aside.

Step 20: Remove the insulation cover of the door light switch.

Step 21: Disconnect the wire plug from the door light switch.

Step 22: Squeeze the tabs on the door light switch and push it out.

Step 23: Unhook the rod from the door light switch.

Step 24: Test the switch using a multimeter. If there is no continuity, get a new door light switch.

Step 25: Hook the rod to the light switch and position it in the oven’s frame.

Step 26: Connect the wire plug to the switch.

Step 27: Return the insulation cover.

Step 28: Reposition the oven’s side panel and hold it in place with the four screws.

Step 29: Return the four screws which hold the support panel of the orifice holders in place.

Step 30: Reposition the upper back panel and support brackets.

Step 31: Secure the brackets with the six screws.

Step 32: Reposition the lower back panel and hold it in place with the two screws.

Step 33: Place the stove top back on the oven making sure that the orifice holders protrude through the holes.

Step 34: Secure the orifice holders to the stove top with the screws.

Step 35: Reposition the burner bases and caps.

Step 36: Place the grates back on the stove top.

Step 37: Return the screws at the front and rear of the stove top which hold it in place.

Step 38: Reposition the control panel and hold it in place with the screws.

Step 39: Push the control knobs back in making sure that each one goes to the right place.

Step 40: Return the metal plate under the control panel and the screws which hold it in place.

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Step 41: Close the oven door.

Step 42: Plug the oven’s power cord back in.

Step 43: Turn on the oven’s gas supply.

Step 44: Return the oven to its usual position.

The video below will give you a visual of how to replace the door light switch in your Kitchenaid gas range if your Kitchenaid oven light won’t turn on.

4. Control Panel

If the control panel of an oven stops working, the oven won’t receive the signal to turn on when the right button is pressed. However, most times, this is not the case. Before you replace this component, make sure to test your Kitchenaid oven light bulb, Kitchenaid oven light socket, and Kitchenaid oven door light switch. If those components aren’t faulty, read the article “Kitchenaid Oven Control Panel [Issues & Solutions]” to replace the control panel of your Kitchenaid oven.

5. Control Board

The control board has relays. Each of these relays control each component in the oven. If the relay for the oven light burns out, the light won’t turn on. If you have tested all the components above and they aren’t faulty, you should replace the control board. Read the article “Kitchenaid Oven Control Panel [Issues & Solutions]” in the control panel section above to replace the control board in a Kitchenaid oven. Also read the article in the link if your Kitchenaid oven light is flickering.

Kitchenaid Oven Light Won’t Turn Off — How To Fix

Below, we have listed the possible reasons why your Kitchenaid oven light won’t turn off…

1. Light Switch Or Button On

Before you determine that your Kitchenaid oven light is faulty, make sure that the light switch is in the “on” position. If your oven doesn’t have a light switch, press the “oven light” button on the oven’s control panel. If that still doesn’t work, keep reading.

2. Door Light Switch

Some oven’s don’t have a light button or switch. So, there is a door light switch on the oven’s frame which sends a signal to the light to turn off when the door is closed. If the switch fails, it won’t send the signal to the oven light to turn off. Read the section above this one to replace the door light switch in a Kitchenaid electric range or Kitchenaid gas range.

3. Unseated Door

If your oven door doesn’t close properly, it won’t make contact with the door light switch to turn off your Kitchenaid oven light. Check if your oven door is closed properly. If the door doesn’t close properly, the door seal or door hinges should be replaced. Read the article “Kitchenaid Oven Door [How To, Issues & Solutions]” to replace the door seal and door hinges of your Kitchenaid oven and learn about other Kitchenaid oven door problems.

4. Control Panel

If the control panel wears out, some buttons will stop working properly. If you press the oven light button on your oven’s control panel but the light still doesn’t turn off, it may be faulty. Look at the article “Kitchenaid Oven Control Panel [Issues & Solutions]” in the section above this one. If replacing the control panel doesn’t fix the issue, try replacing the control board.

Kitchenaid Oven Won’t Light — How To Fix

There are many possible reason why a Kitchenaid oven won’t light. The bake element, bake igniter, spark electrode, safety valve, or other oven components could be faulty. In the article “Kitchenaid Oven Is Not Working [How To Fix]” we talk about why your Kitchenaid oven won’t light and how to fix it. We also talk about Kitchenaid stove top problems and how to fix them.

How To Remove Kitchenaid Oven Light Cover

Follow the steps listed below to remove your Kitchenaid oven light cover…

Step 1: Open the oven door.

Step 2: Slide out the oven racks.

Step 3: If your Kitchenaid oven is a range, the light cover will be on the upper back wall. Remove your Kitchenaid oven light cover by turning it counterclockwise.

Step 4: If your Kitchenaid oven is a double wall oven, the light cover will be on the side wall. Get a putty knife and carefully pry the cover off.

Step 5: Once you are done, slide the racks back into the oven.

Step 6: Close the oven door.

How To Turn Off Kitchenaid Oven Light

To turn off your Kitchenaid oven light, flip the light switch. This switch can be found on the front of the oven frame on some models. Open the oven door and look at the corner, you should see the door light switch. Push the switch in to turn off the light. If there isn’t a switch on the front oven frame, look at the top of the oven. Once you see the switch, flip it to the off position. If your oven doesn’t have a switch at all, look at the control panel. You should see an “oven light on/off” button. Press this button to turn off your Kitchenaid oven light.

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