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Our GE Profile gas oven exploded in the back while turned off. This was preceded by the igniter clicking on it's own. It wouldn't stop. Then it stopped, and then there was a loud explosiong

There is a big burn mark going up the back of the oven from where the wires are. We took the back panel off of the wires and can't see what happened. Is this something we can fix, or would it be cheaper to buy a new oven?

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  • Owen Shaw
    Owen Shaw Mar 08, 2014

    If the igniter is not turning off it is possible it, or some wire connected was touching the metal frame of the oven-shorting out.

  • Owen Shaw
    Owen Shaw Mar 08, 2014

    Re install the ignitor, making sure all the wires are connected with ceramic mar connectors and that the igniter is not touching any part of its housing. The burnt marks on the back was not from the gas flame but from the electrical spark.

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Luckily, gas ovens are still reasonably priced.
It sounds like the oven control wasn't completely shut off. That is why you heard the igniter clicking. If any gas was leaking into the oven, it eventually got to the ignitable level.
I would probably just replace it, if it isn't under warranty.

Posted on Jan 20, 2013

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

SOURCE: GE Profile Gas Range oven turns off

I just read that the electronic panel malfunctions due to rear burner use. Now, I know that mine gets REALLY HOT in between the back burners (where the heat exhaust for the oven is) whenever I bake/broil. I am guessing that it can cause the same malfunction fromt he oven, as with the backburners. Whenever I use both back burners, mine shows F7 E6, too. Unplugging it for the night or just waiting til the beeping stops and then clearing it works... until I cook again. I read that the replacement part for the control panel is about $300 and another $200, more or less, to install it! I think this is more like a recall or manufacturer's problem. I have read plenty of complaints and I think GE needs to make a call to fix them!!

Posted on Jul 21, 2008

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SOURCE: ge spectra gas stove top not lighting

no gas flow sounds like a bad gas regulato on the stove. as for the 5 year old ge profile with ignitors not working, you need a part called a spark modual

Posted on Nov 21, 2007

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SOURCE: ge spectra gas stove top not lighting

If your top burners are not lighting or will not work, it is possible that the burners have become dirty or wet. Please follow the troubleshooting directions below before calling service:

  1. Turn you burner to the Lite position:

    If you hear clicking or sparking, go to Step 2.

    If you do not, check your circuit breakers. If the circuit breaker is ok, we recommend that you schedule service by calling 1-800-432-2737 or schedule service online.

  2. Clean the burner and electrode:

    First remove the burner grate, cap, and head. Use a needle or paper clip to poke through the holes on the burner head. Re-assemble and try the burner.

    Remove the burner grate, cap, and head. Even if it looks clean, wipe the tip of the electrode with a clean, dry paper towel and PRESS IT DOWN. Re-assemble and try the burner, again.

    Check to see if the burner works, If not, then go to Step 3.

  3. Re-assemble - Make sure that each burner top matches its burner bottom. The burner top will lay flat if put on correctly.

    Check to see if the burner works, If not, then go to Step 4.

  4. The spark igniter is operating properly, but the burner is still not lighting. At this point, we would recommend that you schedule service by calling 1-800-432-2737 or schedule service online.

Posted on Sep 01, 2008

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SOURCE: GE profile gas stove igniter don't stop igniting

take a look at the igniter located in the center of two burners. clean the gap with a stiff brush between the eletrode and the upper plate. the distance is preset at the factory. you may have enough buildup to close the gap enough to trigger the igniter.

Posted on Oct 23, 2008

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SOURCE: The oven of GE Profile range simply stopped igniting

If it is a ge it would have a glow bar ignitor, either a flat rectangle shaped or a round ignitor. That is want the problem is 95% of the time. It is pretty easy to do. The floor of the stove will come right out and it probably has two screws in the back corners you can see. Remove them and the floor will lift out and you can see the burner and the ignitor.

Posted on Jun 20, 2009

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