Question about GE Spectra JGBP35 Gas Kitchen Range
My oven was working fine last week. I used the self clean for the first time after baking last week and it appeared to function fine. The door locked and the timer began the 4 hour countdown. I have not used it since until I tried to use it tonight and the oven will not work. The broil function works fine, as do all the burners. The digital display also seems to work fine as well as the oven light. When I press the bake key, it shows 100 degrees but the oven doesn't fire up and it doesn't heat up. Can you help?
First you will need to verify if the igniter is coming on for the oven burner when the oven is turned on. You will need to remove the oven bottom cover. There is usually two screws at the back bottom of the oven compartment that holds the bottom on. If there are no screws then it should just lift out. You may need to slide the bottom away from you then lift from the back. You will need to remove the oven racks to make enough room to lif the bottom out. Once removed you should be able to see the burner(you may also need to remove a heat spreader on the burner). Now turn on the oven and watch for the hot surface igniter to start to glow. If it does then you will need to make sure the gas orfice and venturri for the burner are not plugged with debris. You can use a small can of compressed air to try and dislodge any debris. Then give the oven gas valve a light tap with a screwdriver or a wrench. Oven gas valve is usually located at the bottom of the oven. Remove the bottom storage compartment to reach it. If you tap it and the burner comes on there may have just been debris in the valve and you may have cleared it. Then turn the oven off and back on completely several times. If the burner comes back on you should be ok if it does not then it could be a weak hot surface igniter or a bad olven gas control valve. Now going back to the start if the igniter does not come on you will need to verify if the igniter is getting voltage. If it is then test the igniter with a ohm meter. The reading should usually be between 500 to 700 ohms. A common problem with hot surface igniters is that they will crack. Examine the igniter for any visible cracks. If the igniter is not getting voltage then you will need to verify that all wires are properly connected and none have come loose. Look for any melted wires from the self cleaning process. You may need to dis-assemble the back of the range to see if any wires have come loose or melted. Now I need to stress to you that safety is important. Be very careful performing these procedures. You can get shocked or possible burned.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: ge spectra xl44 stove
Most likely the oven ignitor is bad or weak. You can look at it and see how it compares to the broil ignitor. If you see a whitish color on the ignitor and if it doesn't fully glow then it needs to be replaced.
Posted on Oct 22, 2007
look inside the breaker box..find the 220 breaker to the range...make sure both sides are in the on possition....if not then only 110 volts are going to the range instead of 220...hope this helps..thanks
Posted on Nov 08, 2009
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