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Offline h_t

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Kitchenaid oven light won't turn off
« on: June 21, 2014, 09:57:34 PM »
Hi all,

6 yo gas Kitchenaid KGSS907 oven after a thunderstorm and brief power outage acts the following funny way:

1. oven lights stay on weather the door is open or closed, can't turn them off with light on/off button on the control panel
2. gas burners on the top work fine
3. control panel seems to be working fine
4. trying to turn the oven on, it seems it turns on - the control panel shows the temp 'preheating', the fan starts, but
there's no gas coming out and no 'clicking' of the lighter can be heard. I can't smell gas or I'd light it with a match.
5. Oven latch (which I understand it also the light switch for the door) moves back and forth, so it's not 'locked' like in known cases after self cleaning cycle.

Cycling power didn't do anything.

Any advice on how to fix or diagnose this would be greatly appreciated.

Offline desi007

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Re: Kitchenaid oven light won't turn off
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2014, 08:13:33 PM »
Hi  replace OVEN ELECTRONIC CONTOL BOARD

Offline h_t

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Re: Kitchenaid oven light won't turn off
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2014, 08:16:39 PM »
I was hoping for something less drastic :)

Offline h_t

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Re: Kitchenaid oven light won't turn off
« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2014, 05:02:54 PM »
I am the OP, I replaced the control board and it changed nothing.
The oven lights sometimes, but usually doesn't. The control board seems to work, the fan starts, but most of the time there's no ignition and no gas comes (no smell).
I think the problem is the latch/door switch.

I discovered diagnostic mode ;). When I press oven clean button, the diagnostic code is supposed to change and it doesn't.
The troubleshooting flow calls for latch replacement in this case.
This is supported by another symptom - the oven light stays on, so perhaps the 'oven thinks' the door is open...
One minor detail. When I was playing with the oven, I forgot to unplug it one of the times and I touched the latch assembly (I think) and was zapped pretty good. I doubt the latch assembly should be 'live' so perhaps I touched some wire terminal, but it got me thinking may be something is wrong with the wiring... I probably should have another look at it with a tester and replace the latch after that.

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Re: Kitchenaid oven light won't turn off
« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2014, 04:41:31 PM »
Success!!!
I replaced the latch and voila!!! it all works.

 

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