Question about GE Ovens
If you are having problems with your electric oven heating up too slowly, not being able to maintain temperature set point, or wild variations in temperature, then you probably have a bad baking element in your oven.
The bake element is the bottom element in your oven. The life span of these elements can vary depending on the usage of your oven and the quality of the element. Anything electric has an unpredictable lifespan. Elements made on the same assembly line can vary greatly in how long they last. But when the element burns out it will need to be replaced to have your oven work properly.
The thing the fools many people is that many ovens will use the broil element to preheat the oven and then switch to using the baking element only. When this happens the oven will no longer heat and will cool down. The unit may sense this and activate the broil element again which will cause wild swings in temperature and also can cause food to burn on the top self or not bake properly.
If you can see the elements, watch them and see if they both get red hot when initially warming the oven. If only the top, broil element gets hot then you have a burned out element or a bad contacts where the element plugs into. Usually lifting the element and pulling out on it will release the element. If the contacts are discolored or pitted then they could be causing your problems. By using an ohm meter you can check the resistance of the element. If you get no continuity through the element it is no good. Bad elements will often have blisters, bubbles, or even burn in two.
If the element contacts are bad, make sure the you replace both the element and the receptacle that the element plugs into. Replacing only the element will only temporarily solve your problem.
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Posted on Aug 11, 2010
You need to check the actual elements themselves to see they are NOT open or high resistance, this would explain why they don't heat up.
Also often there are internal Fuses, if so check these out on each element, perhaps they have "Blown"?
You need to set the control to say High, and check with a meter if any voltage is getting to the element, if it is the element is faulty, if NOT then unfortunately your new controller is :(
You really need a service manual, to attempt these things though.
This website below will help you to do what you need to do.
Posted on Aug 11, 2010
There are two heating elements.One in top and other in bottom.If the unit is not heating then its faulty heating element.But if only the top unit is not heating then the heating element in the upper/top section needs to be checked and replaced.Also other possibility is,that you have replaced the control panel in your oven.If any of the wires connecting top unit is not got connected properly then the top unit will not heat or not function properly.So recheck the connections once again before replacing the top heating element.
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Posted on Aug 10, 2010
If the oven does not heat at all, then replace the temperature probe that is likely causing the problem.
The probe can be tested reading Ohms at room temperature, or jumping it. If the probe is open at room, then it must be surely replaced.
Posted on Aug 10, 2010
--Make sure that oven controls are set correctly for either bake or broil.
Check oven door on self-clean ranges to make sure it is in the unlocked position.
--Check the oven knobs to make sure they are in the correct position. If the range has knobs for oven temperature and oven function and if the control knobs were removed for cleaning, make sure they were reinstalled in the proper location.
--baking element may be fauly.
--check the burner to see if it is loose. If not, unplug it and then fully seat it. Check that you have selected the correct burner. Check that your pan has a flat bottom. If not, the electric sensor will not detect it. If the burners are not working but the clock is, the range may not be properly wired. Contact the installer. If just one burner does not work, try plugging it into a different receptacle. If it still will not work, the heating element must be replaced. If no burners work but the oven works, call for service.
--If the burners will not heat or will only partially heat on your gas GE Profile range, check to see if the burner is loose. Check that the burner cap is properly seated, does not wobble or rock and is not tilted. Check that the cap and burner match. Check that the range has power. Turn the oven on. If the oven works but the burners do not, call for service. Check that you have the burner knob on the "lite" position.
Posted on Aug 08, 2010
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