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Temp probe indicator stays on

The "probe installed indicator light" stays on when there is no probe installed. The upper oven will not operate without programing in the probe even though the probe is not installed.

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  • dalernash Feb 13, 2008

    I don't have a GE oven and I did not change the temp reading from F to C. The indicator came on and stayed on during regular oven operation. The probe is not installed, why would I want to inspect it?

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If you’ve accidentally switched the oven control on your GE oven from Fahrenheit to Celsius (or vice versa), it can seem like an oven control problem; the keypad will accept some temperature selections and not others. Easy enough to switch back to the way you want it– this excerpt from your owner’s manual explains the technique:

Your oven control is set to use the Fahrenheit

temperature selections but you may change this

to use the Celsius selections.

Press the BAKE and BROIL HI/LO

pads (on double oven models use

the upper oven controls) at the same

time for 3 seconds until the display

shows SF.

Press the BROIL HI/LO pad. The

display will show F (Fahrenheit).

Press the BROIL HI/LO pad again. The

display will show C (Celsius).

Press the START pad.

NOTE: On double oven models the new setting

will be displayed for both ovens.

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    PRIYABRAT PATTANAIK Feb 13, 2008

    Can you inspect the probe.good luck

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Sounds like your probe connection may be shorted. Can you inspect the probe itself, and perhaps do a test for continuity with an ohm meter? Also, you might be able to disable the probe in the menu settings, and run it on manual, just for a test.

Do you still have the user's manual for this unit?

Posted on Feb 13, 2008

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    Patrick Michaels Feb 13, 2008

    hmmmm...that sounds quite perplexing. So, if I have this correct, you have a unit, that without the probe installed, or when it is, still will not function. Am I inthe right space on this with you?

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