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My model no. is JBP26GV2WH. After running the self-cleaning cycle, the bake element broke and remained glowing even after turning the control knob to OFF. I turned the breaker off and waited for cool down. Upon restoring power, the element began to glow again. I could replace the element, but are my controls fried? Thankyou, Don

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I would recommend calling a repair shop first to see what it could cost to fix it. You're probably going to be better off buying a new one, depending on the age of the one that did the major melt down.
From the sounds of it, it did probably burn out most of the major controls in the oven.

Posted on Jul 27, 2008

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oh bleep, right? well, if you're lucky this will get you going again. 1. disconnect power to range. 2. remove back metal cover just above range power cord (usually 5 quarter inch hex screws) 3. look for burnt off wire leading to/from bake element. If yes, 4. strip ends of broken wire and splice with ceramic wire nut if no 4. bad news. replace ERC (electronic range control) you fried something on the board. It's got the clock display and all the electronics behind it.

Posted on Aug 29, 2008

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SOURCE: Re: GE Electric Range JBP67BD1WH Baking Element Problem

Before you replace the range, I'd try replacing the oven temp sensor (part number WB21T10007 ) which is rather inexpensive. If I were able to get my hands on your range I'd first test to see if the control is sending 240 volts to the bake element. We know there is 240 to the range because the burners and broiler work, but is the control sending the full 240 to the bake element ? The only way for you to know this is to use a meter and test the voltage across the terminals of the bake element when in bake. Of course you should also test the bake element with power off and at least one terminal disconnected to see if you have about 20 ohms resistance across the terminals and no resistance from a terminal to the frame of the range. If not, you may need a new bake element (part number
WB44T10010 )
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Needs to replace glow bar (ignitor). Resistens of ignitor is to high.

Posted on Nov 30, 2008

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SOURCE: Bottom baking element remains on

From a consumer repair stand-point; I would inspect, test for continuity and or replace your oven bake heating element.

How to Replace an Oven Bake Heat Element: While ensuring power off when servicing; Remove (2) mounting screws and slowly back-out the element about 3" or so. Then, disconnect and remove wires located on each side of heat element; re-install new element.

Should problems still exist, contact me.

- C

Posted on Jan 27, 2009

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