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Lighting only works with stove turned on
- Check electrical connections – Inspect behind the stove for any loose or improper connections that could cause backfeeding.
- Test the stove outlet – Plug a lamp into the stove outlet and see if it turns on even with the stove off.
- Reset the GFCI – Kitchen outlets may be connected to a GFCI that needs resetting to restore full power.
- Check for faulty wiring – There may be a loose neutral connection that gets completed when the stove draws power.
- Turn off the stove circuit breaker – Shut off the stove circuit and see if the kitchen lights/outlets still work properly.
- Update the electrical panel – Outdated panels with double tapped breakers can cause strange power issues. Consult an electrician.
- Check neutrals and grounds – Ensure neutrals and grounds are properly bonded throughout the kitchen wiring system.
- Replace old wiring – Outdated or ungrounded wiring should be replaced to prevent hazardous conditions.
- Call an electrician – If the cause is not obvious, call a licensed electrician to inspect and identify the root issue.
- Consider AFCI/GFCI breakers – Upgrading the kitchen circuit breakers to AFCI/GFCI types can also prevent these types of issues.