The oven will not come on in the GE gas stove that we have. The house is only a few years old and the appliance is like new. The oven has been working up until yesterday but now the stove top burners are fine but the oven will not start heating up. The electronic control panel will allow you to select Bake and select a temperature but when you hit the keypad to start nothing happens, no clicking, no gradual increase of the temperature, etc. The GE manual doesn't give you much other than calling their service guys. I read something on the GE site that discussed "re-setting" of the electronics by unplugging the stove and plugging it back in. Is this adviseable and could it hurt anything else? I presume this could also be an oven ignitor problem??
Thanks for the help! __ Larry
- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box above.
- Better answers use proper spelling and grammar.
- Provide details, support with references or personal experience.
Tell us some more! Your answer needs to include more details to help people.You can't post answers that contain an email address.Please enter a valid email address.The email address entered is already associated to an account.Login to postPlease use English characters only.
Tip: The max point reward for answering a question is 15.
Ok, now that I know it's natural gas, what I would like for you to do is fire off the other gas appliances (furnace, water heater, etc) you have in the house to see if you having a similar problem with them as well. If so, you may may a regulator problem (at the meter) and will need to contact your gas co to replace or repair their equipment. If not, and the problem is isolated to the stove only, then you may have a defective appliance regulator, which supplies gas to all the burners on the stovetop and the oven. How old is the stove? Is it still under warranty? If so, you can call G.E. and have them service the stove for free.
If you like the stove and it in good shape otherwise, have it fixed. The parts are still available. The stove in good used condition (without leak) is probably worth $75.00. May cost that much to repair it. Will cost approximately $450.00 to replace it with equal range. If it's a standing pilot model (no electricity needed) they are unavailable and your new range will require power to use the oven. Hope this helps.
You probably have a bad heating element. Trip the breaker and make sure that all power is removed from the stove/oven. Remove the element, and test it for continuity. If it tests open, obtain a replacement from an appliance parts supply house. If it tests good, you should suspect either a bad switch or thermostat.
There is nothing fancy about how the gas controls work on this unit. Do all burners give you the same problem? If so, it could be a kinked service hose or a service valve that has been partly shut. If it is limited to a single burner or two, the valve may be gummed up and should be replaced.