I have a Frigidaire Gallery dual fuel range FCS388WEC, the door switch has been sticking for awhile and tonight I pushed on it and sparks flew out of it. I think I need to replace it but wanted to take it out to make sure there are no loose wires behind it. Do I have to take the oven apart to remove it? I see the switch part is AP5590146.
Answer Michael, If you have a replacement switch 318394803 handy, and are careful, you may not have to remove and dismantle the range. This type switch can be removed, using a putty knife or other flat blade tool and a small flt blade screwdriver. Remove power to the range and open or remove the oven door. Using the flat blade tool, insert the blade between the switch and the oven front flange and carefully pry out on the assembly. Using the small flat blade screwdriver, press in or down on the metal retainer tabs on the sides of the switch, then slowly extract the assembly. reverse the procedure and reestablish power to the range, and test for operation.
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How do I change the door light switch. This does not seem to be an easy process.
Also, I will need to purchase one.
Answer Hello Dh. You will need to uninstall the wall oven and remove the side panel and then remove the switch from the unit. Make sure you have the power turned off when you uninstall the wall oven and replace the switch. There is no easy way to tell you how to do the repair on the unit.