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Oven comes on and off on it's own.

The knob for the oven (thermostat/temperature) is gone. The oven now comes on and off after it is used on its own. When turning it no longer stops where it should be at off or 0 degrees.

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  • triniboynga Apr 05, 2008

    ge xl44

  • triniboynga Apr 05, 2008

    A sheet with wiring and schematic diagrams attached to the back of the appliance has the number 183D5708G013. Is this the number you need?

  • triniboynga Apr 05, 2008

    model # JGBC20BEA5WH

  • triniboynga Apr 05, 2008

    Master_Tech , I'm not sure if you need more/other info from me.

  • Gary Davd
    Gary Davd May 11, 2010

    thats it JGBC20BEA5WH but based on that model it is a gas unit thwe oven is controlled electroniclly in the back control panel not sure of what know for a oven stat your are adjusting?? plz help here

  • Gary Davd
    Gary Davd May 11, 2010

    I looked up that model there is no such model number that maybe the style off the front of the unit but I need the model # to help you any futher

  • Gary Davd
    Gary Davd May 11, 2010

    there are more numbers that that please get the number off the tag on the unit not from the book

  • Gary Davd
    Gary Davd May 11, 2010

    you will need to replace the thermostat and knob plz post the model number

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YOU SAID:::>>>The knob for the oven (thermostat/temperature) is gone. The oven now comes on and off after it is used on its own. When turning it no longer stops where it should be at off or 0 degrees.
I SAID>>>>>thats it JGBC20BEA5WH but based on that model it is a gas unit the oven is >>>>controlled electroniclly<<<<< in the back control panel not sure of what know for a oven stat or knob your are adjusting?? plz help here

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