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Sears Kenmore oldie oven
« on: April 29, 2013, 01:31:09 PM »
Please help, Im trying to repair my electric wall oven, its pretty old but its been a great oven, anyway. My problem is the oven "pilot light" is burned out and cracked in pieces. I want to replace it but I'm finding that the style that I need is not listed at 250volts. The lights that I find online looks identical but is rated at only 125volts. I found a used one locally with some old appliance repairman($2.00) But again after a closer look its stamped 125v. The ol' guy says it doesn't matter. I figured I better check further into it before installing it. The little light looks like the attached photo. Anybody know if a 125v light will work in place of a 250v? Can anybody help locate a 250v light?

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Re: Sears Kenmore oldie oven
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2013, 02:06:14 PM »
What is the model number? In my experience, most indicator lights operate at 120v but can be rated at 250v.

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Re: Sears Kenmore oldie oven
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2013, 02:10:21 PM »
The Kenmore model# is 628.4257592 and thanks for your reply. I have the schematic but it doesnt say if its a 120 or 250v connection.

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Re: Sears Kenmore oldie oven
« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2013, 10:09:24 PM »
... Kenmore 628.4257592
built by Frigidaire c.1976
Seems to be a 250v neon light.
You could use (2) of those 125v lights wired in series ...
(one taped, hidden behind the panel)
OR a resistor in series ...
 
could you post a scan of the wiring diagram ?

 
 
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Re: Sears Kenmore oldie oven
« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2013, 02:14:09 PM »
Thanks for your info on the maker and mfg.year. Its back in service an working as good as ever. What I did was use the old neon bulb (250v) and stuck it an identical bulb housing. Plus in looking at the wiring diagram it appears to be a 120v circuit. I think like the 1st responder mentioned that the bulb is just rated higher. But I should mention that it DOES have a resister attached to the bulb, does that tell you anything?

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Re: Sears Kenmore oldie oven
« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2013, 10:02:07 PM »
... it DOES have a resister attached to the bulb, does that tell you anything?
no, even at 120v, it would use a resistor ..
can you post the wiring diagram ?
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Re: Sears Kenmore oldie oven
« Reply #6 on: May 06, 2013, 12:03:53 PM »
Thanks again for your reply... I've scanned the wiring schematic...gone are the days of simple ones like this eh?

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Re: Sears Kenmore oldie oven
« Reply #7 on: May 06, 2013, 12:43:58 PM »
yea, that a 250v neon light ..
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