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Question DetailsAsked on 10/5/2015

How much should it cost to get my oven light unit replaced

The lamp holder sparked and it now blackened. It looks like one of the wire connectors pulled off the end of the wire.
This is on a GE oven model JTP20BOF40BB electric.

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Appliance Repair - Large is your Search the List category.

When you call tell them the make and model of the range - commonly on a metal or plastic manufacturer label located inside on the oven door frame, inside bottom drawer, or on frame of oven and visible only when you pull the drawer out.

While just replacing the connector and clipping a bit off the end of the wire MIGHT work (though most good technicians would not go with this), it is was arcing by the light socket I would have him order the entire light socket before he comes and replace the whole thing, for safety's sake. Parts probably only about $10-15 - labor will likely be about $75-150 if he comes with the right part (meaning possibly a wait till it comes in so lamp should be blocked from use - unplug the stove if comes on automtically when door is opened, or tape over the switch so it cannot be turned on if operates only off switch. He may also say the switch and wiring to the light should also be replaced because they were likely overlaoded - I would not argue with that for the probably $10-15 additional cost.

I would photograph this and keep the burned out parts in case they want ot inspect them (manufacturer likely will send you a prepaid mailer to return them for instpection), and contact the Consumer Product Safety Commission about this - then the manufacturer legally HAS to contact you about the issue, and that would be a good time to ask them to pay for the repair. Or better, call their consumer products safety department FIRST and have them get the repair done directly at their cost - but I would still file the CPSC report because many manufacturers fail to report hazards like this to avoid recalls, meaning other people could be hurt by the flaw.

BTW - here is the GE recall site where you can check if there has perhaps already been a recall on this issue -

Answered 5 years ago by LCD

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