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Burner will not turn off

Hello, i have a GE Spectra radiant range. when i turned on the rear larger burner on the left of the oven the small burner also went on even though i did not turn the knob on for this burner. now the burner will not turn off. it stays on constantly, the only way to turn it off is too unplug the oven completely. i have turned the knob on and off and it still stays on even though the light that indicates the surface unit is on is not lighted.

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Re: burner will not turn off

I will need the complete model #. There should be a sticker near the bottom front behind the drawer. Can't use the # that is on the owners manual.

Posted on Oct 09, 2007

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Re: burner will not turn off

My GE Spectra (JGBP28BEA4WH) has had a sticky knob (for past year) on one of the front burners, however, today I turned the burner on and it wouldn't turn off. I had the gas company turn off the gas and plug the burner. Any suggestions for repair?

Posted on Apr 27, 2010

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