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JGRP20 Gas oven won't heat when you select bake

I have a GE wall oven I just replaced the oven control (ERC3) and the sensor asm. It worked for a couple days and now the bake function will not work. When you hit self-clean, it fires up and gets hot - so that seems to work fine.

Any ideas on what to do next? I don't need all the fancy stuff, I just need a functioning back cycle in a model of oven that fits the current opening - so if the fix is replacment, please give your recommendations.

Thanks in advance for your help....

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  • StPaulMan Nov 16, 2007

    I replaced the ERC3 and Sensor becasue they were the most likely reason for my oven not functioning at all (no bake, self clean, or broiler); the repair tech replaced these two item 3 years ago when the same issue came up and the problem was fixed. Once these were replaced, the oven worked again - only shortly though - then the bake funtion cut out again. I checked all the connections by pulling the oven when the probelms popped up again.

    Where can I get instructions to check the timer settings on the selfclean clock?

  • StPaulMan Nov 16, 2007

    You would think they should last longer. I actually ordered the second set of parts directly from GE. I do not own a multimeter - but if it will help resolve this, I will go out and get one. Any particular make or model I should get? I have a Radio Shack & Ace hardware close by that will probably have one.

  • StPaulMan Dec 01, 2007

    I have found that the self-clean may only be partly working. The broiler lights but a few hours in it is ice cold with 2 hours left on the clean cycle. I am going to attempt to swap the ignitor from the broiler to the bake (same part number) and test to see if the bake function is restored - If it works, I should be able to order a new ignitor to then replace the broiler ingitor I swapped out. It seem far more likely that the issue is ignitor related at this point...



    Any thoughts?????

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When you replaced the control module and the sensor, what was the reason? Did you have a specific problem that you were able to pinpoint, or were you changing parts until you fixed it? Also, whenever I have a problem like this, (something new stops working after I just fixed something else), I go back and check my job. Look for a wire that may have been accidentally loosened, or a harness that's not tight enough, etc. Otherwise, because the self clean is coming on, check the time settings and program on the self clean clock. Make sure its not locking out the burner.
As for your last question, you should be able to find a reasonable replacement oven for not too much money, unless yours has a microwave attached. The major appliance manufacturers make spacer kits to fill in the hole in your wall if you get a new one and there is a space. The large home supply stores can order these for you. As long as there is someone working there that is competent.

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    Rob Luna Nov 16, 2007

    Type in GE appliances on your computer search bar. There should be several choices to choose from. Go to the official G.E. site and they have use and operation manuals to download.

    I would think the new parts should have lasted longer than a couple of years. Whenever you get a repair, make sure the person uses new FSP parts. As I would assume these ones are not cheap. Of course most of them are made in places like Mexico now, so I guess you cant expect much. In case you still cant figure it out still, do you own a multimeter?

  • Rob Luna
    Rob Luna Nov 30, 2007

    Sorry it took so long to reply, I have had some computer issues, the meter should be one that checks a/c and d/c volt and ohms.I have seen these for sale at both ends of the price spectrum. Don't go overboard, but you get what you pay for. The most important thing is that you understand how to use it. It can be a little intimidating, just keep in mind most of the settings you will not use. So get on you are comfortable using.

  • Rob Luna
    Rob Luna Dec 01, 2007

    Yea, that's a good idea. If you still have problems, most of my experiences with the self cleaning systems are the time settings, start/stop. Most people just need to read the manual and set it right. It seems like you are on the right path, though. Good luck.

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