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Oven heat on even with all knobs turned off.

The Oven has not been used for two days. Before using the oven or surface units, the heating elements seem to be on "warm". I cut off the house breaker for the oven/stove & the heat was going away.

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  • Anonymous May 23, 2009

    I have a ge electric spectra stove and when i turn on the stove it goes into self cleaning mode, locks the oven and cannot open it and it cleans until I turn off the breaker. and the oven part automatically turns on and will not go off, so i have to flip the breaker to turn it off.

  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2014

    all knobs are in off position but oven light comes on with oven heating up then cuts off

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All I did was to turn "off" the Breaker, wait 2-3 minutes, then turn the Breaker back :on". It seems that cycling power did the trick. I guess the the "Brain" was out of sync.

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Hello. You have done an excellent job of explaining your problem. Read over the info. below as it sounds like your top element is not working.

  • When the food you're baking is done on top but not on the bottom--or when baking just takes far too long to finish--the bake element may be burned out.

    You may get fooled into thinking it's working, because the oven is hot inside. But many electric ovens use the broil element, too, during the preheat and bake cycles. So the food may be getting heated only by the broil element, which causes poor baking results.

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      If the bake element is burned out, replacing it should solve the problem. Otherwise, you need to further troubleshoot the oven's electrical system to locate the defective wire or component.

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      If, when you remove the knob, there's a screw on the back of it with a small calibration plate, you can loosen the screw, adjust the plate, then tighten the screw again. If the knob isn't adjustable, and the oven temperature is off by more than 30 to 40 degrees, you need to replace the thermostat to solve the problem.
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