Question about GE Spectra JBP78 Electric Kitchen Range
I have a GE Spectra JB960 oven. I decided to remove the hidden baking element from the oven when it stopped working. This is what I did:
- Opened the oven door and removed two screws holding down the glass cooktop. The screws are located on the underside of the stovetop lip overhanging the top edge of the oven door.
- Tilted the glass stovetop up and propped it up.
- Left and right are defined facing the front of the stove. I removed three fasteners screwed into the top of the left side panel. One needed a Philips screwdriver, one a torx or star screwdriver, one hex screw needed a 1/4 inch wrench.
- At the back of the stove, I removed hex screws using 1/4 inch wrench, attaching the left side panel
- Pried open the left panel from the back swinging it outwards toward the stove front, hinging it along the stove front edge. *Only opened it a few inches ajar* as the stove front edge is attached by a 1/4 inch hex screw and plastic snap anchors.
- Reached inside between the left side panel and the left side of the oven and unscrewed the 1/4 inch hex screw attaching the bottom front corner of the left side panel to the bottom left corner of the oven.
- With the screw unfastened, I lifted the left panel, aligning the holes on the inside of the left panel with the plastic anchors and removed the left panel.
- Made a note of the wire colors attached to the stove element, I slid the power wires from the heating element.
- Unscrewed the 1/4 inch screw attaching the green ground wire and the three other 1/4 inch screws attaching the metal insulation cover to the left side of the oven.
- Removed the metal insulation cover from the left side of the oven. There is a metal tab toward the oven front that slides into a slot in the metal insulation cover.
- (I put on a breathing mask) Folded up the fiberglass insulation from the bottom edge to expose the hidden baking element terminals at the bottom of the oven. The element terminals are near the oven back-end. A slim metal piece covered from the element terminals to a tab and slot attachment at the front-end of the oven.
I also saw two rods poking out perpendicular to the left side of the oven, just below the metal piece covering the baking element. One rod is about a third of the way back and the other rod is about two-thirds of the way back from the front of the oven. These thick, black rods are different from the baking element terminals which are thin, broad and silver. You may have to dig around in the insulation to find them.
- Removed two 1/4 inch screws near the baking element terminals using a 1/4 inch socket wrench. Using pliers, I grabbed the two rods and pulled them out, perpendicular from the left side of the oven, like a drawer.
- I detached the metal covering tab and slot attachment at the oven front-end while pulling on these two rods.
- With a bit of wiggling, the hidden baking element slid out from under the left side of the oven.
Posted on Feb 13, 2009
SOURCE: baking element
oh bleep, right? well, if you're lucky this will get you going again. 1. disconnect power to range. 2. remove back metal cover just above range power cord (usually 5 quarter inch hex screws) 3. look for burnt off wire leading to/from bake element. If yes, 4. strip ends of broken wire and splice with ceramic wire nut if no 4. bad news. replace ERC (electronic range control) you fried something on the board. It's got the clock display and all the electronics behind it.
Posted on Aug 29, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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It could be a bake element or an oven control problem. If you have a volt meter, remove the back of the oven and test the voltage across the bake element terminals while it is on. You should have 240 volts. If it is less than that, you have a control problem.
If you have no way to check the voltage, replace the element and try it. It is the cheaper part to replace if you want to try something.
Post back if you need to know how to change it or need further guidence.
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