Question about Kitchen Ranges
So I stupidly unscrewed the light fixture in my GE Spectra JBP78W0B4WW oven (thinking that's that I had to do to get that pesky light cover off). I received a popping noise, a bit of smoke, and a dead oven for my mistake (no lights, no displays, no burners, no nothing).
I did some searching online and discovered that a ruined control panel may be the culprit, so I got a new one and replaced the old one. However, my dead oven is still dead.
Can someone help this hapless shmoe diagnose what to check next? Is there anything else that I can do to keep this from being a $500 lightbulb? Any assistance is appreciated.
Thanks in advance for your help.
I did this same things just today with my oven.. I am a woman trying to fix a man's problem.. I really didn't know HOW to change the lightbulb, but I took out the two screws and started pulling it out and heard the *pop* sound and saw smoke and sparks... then it stopped, so I replaced the fixture and screwed in the two screws.. Now, I am a mother of three and worried to go to bed ... thinking that this may start a fire overnight. Is this something I should be worried about? The oven still works and so does the rangetop.. Someone, please post on my issue before I go to bed... I'll be waiting up to hear.. Thanks!
Posted on Aug 23, 2010
Hi, Well first thing to check is if it is getting 240V to the wall outlet. If it tripped off when the oven shorted, you might only be getting 120V if any. Turn the breaker off and back on a copule of times and see if it helps.
If it is getting voltage, check the block assembly the cord bolts to and see if there are any burnt wires there.
There are no inline fuses on this model. Makes sure all you wirs are ok.
I hope this helps you. please let me know if I can assist you further,
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