I was told by a repairman that the ignitor is bad. The inner glass on the door is also shattered. Repair was quoted over $600. It seems worth it to try and fix both myself. I am moderately handy. Any advice or warnings?Any advice on what parts to order to make job easier like new seal around glass etc. Thanks for your help
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Re: Oven does not work
Dont know excatly what model number your working on, but the job is relativly simple in nature. Be sure unit is unplugged, you will have to chase the wires coming out of the ignitor. Be sure they get back on the correct terminals. The door will need to be removed, and placed somewhere sturdy. Be sure you look over everything to be sure you dont remove something that doesnt need be. Also, use caution if your hinges are mouted in the door itself.
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You have to take out the handle screws, all of the srews on both sides of the door. And if you look at the bottom of the door, you should see about 3 or 4 screws as well. When you take out the screws, the inner door should lift right off. PAY ATTENTION TO THE FRAMEWORK AROUND BOTH OF THE GLASS PIECES. IF YOU DO NOT REASSEMBLE CORRECTLY, NOT ONLY IS THERE A CHANCE OF HEAT ESCAPE, BUT YOU ALSO STAND A RISK OF SHATTERING THE GLASS
This fault has occurred on a number of these ovens and I've seen it happen occasionally on other makes and models.
The explosion is spectacular, but is actually due to a safety feature as all modern ovens which use glass doors must use toughened glass. This is heat-treated glass which is resistant to most knocks, but when it does break it shatters into lots of small granules instead of sharp edged shards.
In use, heat makes everything on the oven expand a little and afterwards everything cools down and returns to normal size. The problem is that the glass and metals do not expand or contract at the same rate and so there's always the chance that the differential expansion between the glass door and the metal hinges can put enough stress on the door to make it shatter. The engineers who designed your oven knew this and will have tried to ensure that the hinge design could cope, but it may be that they didn't do well enough.
The other possibility is that the door has a manufacturing fault: when toughened glass is manufactured the glass gets a lot of stress built into it (that's why it seems to explode when it breaks). After the glass has cooled down in the factory every one is supposed to undergo a couple of simple automated tests which will either cause the glass to immediately shatter or will cause it to be returned to the ovens to have the excess stresses removed. Sometimes these tests are not fully effective at identifying the "bad apples".
I'd strongly advise you to contact the manufacturer of your oven as the door should not fail in normal use even beyond the warranty period. What you have suggests a design or manufacturing fault and you may be offered a free repair without admission of liability.
Hi there folks It also happened to me, so after ringing rangemaster they said it can happen due to faults in the glass, unfortunately my warranity had run out and they wanted t charge a fortune to repair. so i had a look inside the door my self which is only four screws on the sides to remove the outer skin to find it was a single piece of ordinary toughend glass about 300mm x 300mm fixed in place with six clips like the ones you find one those glass picture frames, i got a new piece from me local glass merchants for less than £10 and it took only mins to fix job done, I hope this help someone and it my save you quite a bit of cash Cheers folks Markbricky
1 remove the oven door by pulling it up and removing from the the hinges. If glass is broken , then secure glass with tape. Have a table with a cloth on top ready to lay the door. 2 Remove the outer screws , starting from lower side of the panel. 3Remove
the inner screws. Keep all set of screws ordered, and take noteof the
order you remove them. You will follow reverse order inreassembly. 4 the frame will be free now, 5 Remove the external glass panel and leave it in a safe place. 6 Replace the inner glass. 7 Clean outer glass and metal door, re-assemble it and mount it back
You will need a window pack, part number WB56T10152 which is not hard to replace. You should be able to order it right from GE, or an appliance repair firm can get it for you, often without extra shipping if they can combine it with other parts they need to order. Should set you back just over $100. You can remove your oven door to make it easier to work on. Use a little screwdriver to pull down the little square hole you will see on the top of the hinge opening on the frame of the oven on each side. That little metal part will lock the hinge open. Next, lift on the door and pull it toward you. The hinge actually stays with the door and lifts right out of the rectangular opening in the oven frame. Reverse procedure to reinstall repaired door.
the old exploding door ploy... 01:00 hrs while sipping on a very fine IPA watch a bit of tellie the sound of glass shattering startles me from the kitchen. preparing to find the daughter's cat, still in the house after evaded bed time radar, on the counter. instead the front glass on the our GE Profile gas range, model JGB908SEK1SS, is slowly spider webbing into pieces. i grabbed the video camera and captured the event. GE sent out a repair guy to quote me a whopping $304.27 to replace their faulty part. foot note here...the range is four yrs old and hadn't been used in more than 24 hrs prior to the glass on the door shattering. i don't believe the glass had a "fracture to it in the production cycle at the factory". being a DIY guy the service tech ordered the replacement part for me. i just received the replacement glass from GE and it's white which would be OK if we hadn't ordered it in stainless steal. did i mention it's taken 2 months to get the replacement glass. i've attached a photo of the cleaned door awaiting installation. i really wish it had been the cat...
The problem is that the holding screws that secure the glass in place were most likely OVER TIGHTENED.All the screws around the support holders of the glass have to be tightened just right and the glass can cool off without the pressure that makes it pop.
Called a reepairman who couldn't even figure out how to take the range door off. I called the GE Support Line and they gave me directions on how to take the door off. I ended up paying this guy $137.00 for me to basically do the repair myself ($62 for the part and $75 for labor). The ignitor was replaced. I just hope it will keep working. You smell alot of burning when the oven is on now. The old ignitor had burn spots on the wires as though they had caught fire. The old ignitor also had wire covers and the new ignitor does not have these (wires are exposed and very thin). When I asked the repairman about some other issues. He had no clue as how to respond. Don't call the repairman!!! You can replace the ignitor yourself.