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1988 General Electric Oven

Temperature Control problem following a Housecleaner cleaning this Self-Cleaning Oven. Now, for example, when set at 250F will burn items within 15 min. Is this a simple repairable problem or much worse ?
Note: No observed model number, only GE symbol

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The broiler gets warm but not red.

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Re: 1988 General Electric Oven

Sounds like the the thermostat. This is the dial item which controls the temperature. Removal and replacement is usually straightforward. Turn off the power before starting work.

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Dear Dupe,

please rate this solution if it mends up ur needs,else choose fixya,

please do the following checks,

  • Reseat the element
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  • please rate this solution if it mends up ur needs,else choose fixya.Thank you

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