I have a GE electric range (JCB840SK5SS), no more than 18 months old (came with the house and we moved in last year). A few months ago the "Burner On" indicator stopped working. I opened up the back panel, metered the voltage on the terminals and I see 240V when a burner is on, and 0 when they're all off. However, the lamp housing is labelled "125V". I opened that up and the resistor in series with the neon bulb is clearly burned and measures open circuit.
It seems to me that GE has installed a 125V indicator but they're powering it with 240V. I found the schematic and it seems to contradict itself - it shows the same circuit drawn in two different styles, and one side seems to show the indicator connected from L1 to L2 giving 240V and the other shows it connected from L1 to N giving 120V. All other wires seem to be connected properly so I don't think my stove was built wrong.
It looks like the part number for this indicator is WB25K10002. I can buy one for about $20 here in Canada but the product photo shows that the those parts are also labelled for 125V. I did find a 250V version of the indicator (WB25X20005) that looks like it would fit.
I'm not sure how to proceed here. Should I assume the design is good, my light burning out was a fluke, and replace it with the same thing? Should I get the 250V version of the indicator? Should I get in touch with GE and ask them? Has anyone here seen anything similar?