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15 yr-old GE electric oven takes over an hour to preheat to 450

Our oven has recently started taking a loooong time to preheat. Once it reaches temp it cooks fine, but just a little slower. Last night it took over an hour to reach 450 degrees. Can my husband make an easy repair?

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  • philandmaryr Feb 14, 2009

    This is a full-sized GE oven model #JKP64

  • David Shaub May 11, 2010

    IF you can find parts for it anymore, it needs at least 1 heating element. Depending on exactly where it was produced, the wires will either be held in place with nuts on the ends of the element or they might be silver soldered. Hopefully the first. You didn't state the model or serial number. Is this a full size oven or a toaster oven?

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After jiggling the lower burn element the oven heated up in the normal time. Perhaps a connection had come loose.

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