We have a 6 month old GE gas oven in our home. It is the most basic
model oven, with no light to indicate when the oven is on. It was
purchased by the previous owner of the house.
I would like to add a little LED light that is on when the oven is on,
to help prevent us from accidently leaving it on after we are done
Can someone please give me the basic idea of how I would do this? I
am comfortable with basic wiring, and I figure I would have to find a
wire that is live when the oven is on. How do I go about doing that?
Just open the back and start probing with a voltmeter? Is there an
might rig up a temp detection circuit. most ovens have a minimum on
so minimum on is say 175, so set temp detection to 150
any time its more than 150 light would flash. not a ideal solution,
but a usable one
There is a chance that there is no such wire.
The gas valve, thermostat, etc. may all be mechanical
and there may be no wires at all.
Is this just an oven, or a range (include cooktop)?
Since it is only 6 months old, there is probably some
service documentation (and a schematic, if applicable)
in an envelope inside one of the panels that you would take
off to service it. Look for it, and that might give you a clue.
It's the most basic model. It even has a pilot light. Even a fancier
model only has a clock and an oven light, and neither of these are
related to whether the oven is on.
But gas ovens are better than electric ovens, so be happy anyhow.
Paint the line on the knobs brighter and wider, red, white, or yellow.
I repaint lines on lots of things to make them more visible. I
usually use red nail polish (shiny and comes with its own brush).
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