Roper Oven Light [Issues & Proven Solutions]

Has your Roper oven light stopped working or does it stay on? In this article, we will look at Roper oven light problems and how to fix them.

Roper Oven Light Won’t Turn On — Causes And Solutions

If your Roper oven light won’t turn on or your Roper oven light is not working, there is more than one possible reason. Below, we have listed the possible reasons why your Roper oven light won’t turn on and what to do about them.

1. Light Bulb

If your Roper oven light is not working, the bulb is most likely faulty. Below, we have listed the steps you need to follow in order to replace your Roper oven light bulb…

Step 1: Go to the oven’s rear.

Step 2: Disconnect the oven’s power by unplugging the cord from the outlet.

Step 3: Open the door of your Roper oven.

Step 4: Slide out the racks in the oven and set them aside. This will make it easier for you to access the light bulb.

Step 5: The bulb is on the back wall of the oven’s interior. Unscrew the light bulb cover by turning it counterclockwise.

Step 6: Unscrew the light bulb from the socket as well.

Step 7: Get a new light bulb for your Roper oven.

Step 8: Screw the new light bulb into the socket.

Step 9: Return the light bulb cover.

Step 10: Slide the racks back into the oven.

Step 11: Shut the oven door.

Step 12: Plug the oven’s power cord back into the outlet.

Watch the video below for a visual of how to replace the light bulb in your Roper oven.

2. Light Socket

If your Roper oven light still won’t turn on after replacing the bulb, you should test and maybe replace the socket. Below, we have listed the steps you need to follow in order to test and replace the light socket in your Roper oven…

Step 1: Disconnect the oven’s power by unplugging the cord from the outlet. You will need to pull the oven away from the wall to do this.

Step 2: Open the door of the oven.

Step 3: Flip the latches on the door hinges forward.

Step 4: Close the door till it stops.

Step 5: Grip the sides of the oven door and lift it off.

Step 6: Set the door on a cloth lined surface.

Step 7: Slide out the racks in the oven.

Step 8: Unscrew the light bulb cover by turning it counterclockwise.

Step 9: Unscrew the light bulb as well.

Step 10: Go to the oven’s rear.

Step 11: Using a Philips head screwdriver, take out the screws which hold the oven’s lower access panel in place.

Step 12: Set the panel aside

Step 13: Disconnect the wires from the light socket.

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Step 14: Get a multimeter and turn the dial to the lowest ohms setting.

Step 15: Test the light socket for continuity using the multimeter. If the socket doesn’t have continuity, it is faulty and should be replaced.

Step 16: Go to the oven interior.

Step 17: Use a flat head screwdriver to bend back the metal tabs which secure the socket to the oven. While bending back the tabs, pull the socket forward.

Step 18: Get a new Roper oven light socket.

Step 19: Position the light socket in the oven and push it into place.

Step 20: Screw the bulb back into the socket.

Step 21: Screw the light cover back into place as well.

Step 22: Slide the racks back into the oven.

Step 23: Lift the oven door.

Step 24: Insert the hinges into the slots in the sides of the oven.

Step 25: Open the door fully.

Step 26: Flip the latches on the hinges back to hold the door in place.

Step 27: Shut the door and go back to the oven’s rear.

Step 28: Connect the wires to the terminals of the light socket.

Step 29: Reposition the oven’s lower access panel and hold it in place with the screws.

Step 30: Plug the oven’s power cord back into the outlet.

Step 31: Return the oven to its usual position.

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

3. Door Light Switch

If both the light bulb and socket aren’t faulty, you should check the door light switch next. Below, we have listed the steps you need to follow in order to test and replace the door light switch in your Roper oven…

Step 1: Go to the oven’s rear.

Step 2: Disconnect the power to the oven by unplugging the cord from the outlet.

Step 3: Get a Philips head screwdriver and use it to take out the screws holding the oven’s lower access panel in place.

Step 4: Lift the panel off and set it aside.

Step 5: Go to the oven’s front.

Step 6: Open the oven door.

Step 7: Lift up the stove top. If there are screws underneath the stove top, take them out first.

Step 8: Take out the Philips head screws which hold the metal panel at the top of the oven.

Step 9: Lift the panel up.

Step 10: Bend the rod on the right and pull it out from the oven’s front frame.

Step 11: Go to the oven’s rear and disconnect the wire plug from the light switch. The switch should be on the left.

Step 12: Get a multimeter.

Step 13: Using the multimeter, test the switch for continuity. If the light switch doesn’t have continuity, it is faulty and should be replaced.

Step 14: Press the tabs on the light switch together and push it forward.

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Step 15: Remove the light switch from the oven.

Step 16: Unhook the rod from the switch.

Step 17: Get a new light switch for your Roper oven.

Step 18: Hook the rod to the new door light switch.

Step 19: Push the new light switch into the oven’s rear.

Step 20: Bend the rod and insert it into the oven’s front frame.

Step 21: Reconnect the wire plug to the door light switch.

Step 22: Reposition the oven’s lower rear access panel.

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

Step 24: Lower the metal panel at the top of the oven.

Step 25: Hold the metal panel in place using the Philips head screws.

Step 26: Lower the stove top as well.

Step 27: Shut the door of the oven.

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

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

4. Damaged Wires

If the components above aren’t working, you should check the wires. Inspect the wires connected to the terminals of the light socket and light switch. If the wires appear burnt or damaged in any way, they may be the cause of the problem. Contact a technician to replace the wires.

5. Control Board

This is the final possible reason why your Roper oven light won’t turn on. The control board sends voltage to the components in the oven. So, if the control board fails, the oven light won’t work. If you have checked all the components above but none of them is faulty, the control board should be replaced. Read this article: Roper Oven Igniter [Issues & Proven Solutions] to replace the control board in your Roper oven.

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Roper Oven Light Won’t Turn Off — Causes And Solutions

Below, we have listed the possible reasons why your Roper oven light won’t turn off and what to do about them.

1. Door Open

If the door doesn’t close properly, it won’t come in contact with the door light switch. This will prevent the oven light from turning off. Check if your oven door is properly closed. If the door is properly closed but the light still won’t turn off, keep reading. However, if the door doesn’t close properly, the door hinges or door seal could be faulty. Read this article: Roper Oven Door [How To, Issues & Proven Solutions] to replace these components in a Roper oven.

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2. Door Light Switch

The next thing to check when your Roper oven light won’t turn off is the door light switch. When the door light switch comes in contact with the oven door, it turns the light off. If the switch fails, it won’t send a signal to the light to turn off when the door is closed. Read the “Roper Oven Light Won’t Turn Off” section above to test and replace the light switch in your Roper oven.

3. Touchpad

On some Roper oven models, you will see a light button on the control panel. This button turns the oven light on and off. If you have tried pressing the button to turn the oven light off but it won’t work, the touchpad may be faulty. Follow the steps below to replace the touchpad on your Roper oven…

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

Step 2: Disconnect the power to the oven by unplugging the cord from the outlet.

Step 3: Take out the screws which secure the oven’s upper back panel. Do this with a Philips head screwdriver.

Step 4: Set the panel aside.

Step 5: Use the same screwdriver to take out the screws holding the control board to the oven.

Step 6: Using a putty knife, carefully pry off the touchpad from the control board.

Step 7: Get a new touchpad for your Roper oven.

Step 8: Peel off the backing.

Step 9: Stick the new touchpad to the control board making sure that it is properly aligned.

Step 10: Screw the board back to the oven.

Step 11: Return the access panel and the screws holding it in place.

Step 12: Plug the oven’s power cord back in.

4. Control Board

This is the final possible reason why your Roper oven light won’t turn off. The control board sends voltage to every component in the oven. If the control board shorts out, it will keep sending voltage to the light even after the oven has turned off. If you have checked all the components above but none of them is faulty, the board should be replaced. Read the “Roper Oven Igniter” article in the “Roper Oven Light Won’t Turn On” section above.

Roper Gas Oven Won’t Light — How To Fix

Igniters are used in some ovens to light the gas sent from the safety valve. If the igniter fails, it won’t light the gas. Read this article: Roper Oven Igniter [Issues & Proven Solutions] to replace the igniter in your Roper gas oven. If your Roper 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 test and replace these components.

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