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Is the glass surface on my GE Spectra solid surface glued to the heat element frame ?

I am replacing the glass surface on my GE Spectra solid surface range is it glued to the heat element frame ? I removed all the screws but the glass and the frame which holds the heat elements still seems to be bonded together.

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The exterior panel (stainless in my case) is "glued" by adhesive to a lower metal piece which attaches to the door. I know this because my front panel came unglued and there is no other means of support. I am buying a very expensive new front panel.

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Can't control temperature on heating element

You will need to replace the surface element switch. Here is the part to order. Below is a video to show you how to replace the switch.

Feb 18, 2013 | GE Spectra JBP78 Electric Kitchen Range


Replacing a Glass Cook Top

This advice is for Electric Ranges equipped with glass smooth tops. If it becomes necessary to replace the cook top due to wear or damage, here's some helpful tips on how to complete the repairs yourself. NOTE: Cook tops are NOT cheap. Prices vary between models, but most are in the $200 to $300 range. With added labor charges, this repair can cost over $600 from an appliance repair company.

WARRANTIES: Most warranties DO NOT cover cosmetics. That is, if your cooktop paint starts to wear off, most manufacturers will not replace it. Warranties also DO NOT cover accidents such as dropping something on the top and breaking it. Warranties DO cover blistering, warping and heat related breakage (if you are using the recommended cookware). This is why it is important to follow all the manufacturer's use and care instructions that come with your range. I know this does not include ALL manufacturers, but this is true with most.

This is a recommended two-person repair job. Please read through the instructions carefully before starting the repairs, and follow any safety recommendations.

1. UNPLUG the range before servicing. There are dangerous voltages still present even with burners turned off.
2. If the old cook top is broken, you will need to get rid of a much of the glass shards as you can and thoroughly vacuum the area around the oven box. Use extreme care when handling broken glass. Wear safety glasses and gloves.
3. There are a few screws located under the front edge of the cook top. You will need to open the oven door to see them. Remove these screws and the top should lift up. If the range is not equipped with any kind of hinge supports, the top will have to be propped up.
4.On some ranges, there is a disconnect plug for the surface element wiring harness. If you have this feature, Follow these steps:

  1. Unplug the cook top and leave the elements in place.
  2. Place the whole cook top assembly face-down on a soft surface (like some old towels, or a blanket).
  3. Remove the surface element assembly leaving all the elements wired together.
  4. Place the new cook top face down in the same manner and lay the surface element with wiring harness directly on to it and screw in place.
  5. Install the new cook top back on the range and you are DONE.
5. If the wiring harness does NOT unplug, follow these steps:

  1. There are a series of screws holding the element assemblies in place. Leave these assemblies wired together for ease of replacing. It is recommended that a second person holds the assemblies in place to support the wires until all the screws have been removed.
  2. Lay the intact element assembly, with wires still connected, on top of the oven box. Handle the surface elements with care. They are very fragile. Care also must be taken not to handle the element coils or ceramic material. Try to handle from the underside of the element only. Oil from your hands can cause damage to the element and/or premature failure.
  3. If you have to remove the elements, individually, make sure you write down how the wires were connected to ensure you reconnect them in the right order. Make sure you also take note of the numbering scheme on the element and make sure you place the mounting brackets in the same holes that they came out of. Use care when screwing into the new cook top. CAUTION: The screw holes are usually painted and a little force may be required to thread the screws. Do not apply too much pressure on the glass, or you can damage it.
  4. Prop the new cook top in place and install the surface element assembly from underneath. A helpful hint: Use some duct tape to hold the assembly until you have screwed it back into place. Don't forget to remove the duct tape when completed.
  5. Lower the new cook top into place and secure with screws.

    Good luck and I hope this helps.

on Feb 11, 2008 | GE Spectra JBP78 Electric Kitchen Range

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Does anyone know how difficult it is to change out a GE Profile Spectra cooktop? Also, where can I get instructions to do so? Thanks!

The following link explains how to replace a glass cooktop:

This is not a difficult repair, but it can be tedious. If you have the quick disconnect plug that all the surface elements plug into, it makes it much easier as you can unplug the cooktop and move the entire assembly to another area to work on. Otherwise, you will have to prop the top up and carefully remove all the elements, leaving them wired together.

NOTE: Make sure the range is UNPLUGGED prior to servicing. Dangerous voltage is still present even with the range turned off.

If you have questions about this repair, or require additional assistance, please let me know. I hope you find this helpful.

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How to remove top of GE JBP95T0F1WW to replace heating element? I purchased a replacement heating element, but can't figure out how to get the top off of the stove.

If you are talking about the surface element it just slides out. You can lift the stovetop straight up by pulling up on the front of the top. if you need to replace the connector which has a sheet metal bolt

May 17, 2009 | GE Spectra JBP78 Electric Kitchen Range

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Unplug the range.
Remove the oven racks.
Remove 2 screws holding the element to the back wall.
Slide the element towards you carefully. Remove the wires and install them on the new element.
Reattach the element to the back wall.

Mar 06, 2009 | GE Spectra JBP78 Electric Kitchen Range

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Flame from electrice heating unit with range turned off

Your bake element blew out. Easy to replace... turn off the power (unplug) and replace the element by removing two screws holding it into the oven. Then you have two wires to the element and they either push on or have screw on terminals

Dec 22, 2008 | GE Spectra JBP78 Electric Kitchen Range

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Replacing Glass Cooktop on GE JPB82

1st....You have to pull out the cook top first.2nd...remove the 1/4 inch screws that hold the top down(they are mounted on the side os cook top ) ,you dont remove the lowest ones.remove the burners from the top and your there :) Please Rate This !

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GE Spectra JBP30B0B4WH surface unit light stays on

If it's the light that indicated the element is on, replace the switch. If it's the light that indicated the element is hot, replace the element.

Jun 05, 2008 | GE Spectra JBP78 Electric Kitchen Range

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GE Profile range oven door

foil was just protective heat tape, there is a track across the bottom of door that is holding it up,

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One of my burners is out, and I do not know how to get under the cooktop

You can check the element from the switch on the control panel. Unplug the oven, remove the back and put an ohm meter on r1 and r2 terminals to check resistance. If it shows open then the element is bad. If it shows resistance then replace the switch. To remove the top there should be screws under the front part of the top which you can see when you lower the door then just lift up. You won't be removing just the glass.

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