Top 20 GE Profile JTP56 Electric Double Oven Questions & Answers

If your oven has the control panel in the door, try this...

Open the top door and in the bottom right you'll find a flat cable that goes from the top door into the unit. It'll be just at the hinge.

Pull up on that cable and push it up into the top door. It will likely move just a little. Whilst holding that cable up into the top door look at the control panel and see if it begins behaving normally.

GE had a design problem with the connector on that ribbon cable that is inside the door with the control panel. There is no lock on the connector to hold the cable into the plug. It comes loose (just a little) and can give "probe light" error, "overtemp error" (on a cool oven), and any and all sorts of other unusual errors. The plug will even appear to be connected properly when only one or two terminals of the cable aren't making good contact.

It is poor design for a sliding card / cable configuration. The fix is to come up with a way of holding the cable into the plug. Since one or more connectors in the cable lose connection, some of the controls will be OK and others won't.

If you can "fix" the problem by wiggling that cable then you can have a repairman come out and rig something to hold the cable into the plug.

I took my double oven apart and used duct tape and it lasted a year. I used velcro and it seemed to work better. If it fails again I'm going to cut a couple of cable ties and glue them to the cable and plug to create a semi-permanent connection.

good luck

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Some ovens fan will run too cool oven down when oven is switched off

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Check the switch that power it on. Probably stuck in "on" position.

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This is a common problem. Basically your electronic control board needs to be replaced. You can find your part online just enter you model number and a list of parts will be displayed for your unit.

I’m happy to help further over the phone at

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With it being as old as you are saying, about the only place you might have luck finding parts would be to check online at some used parts places. I tried checking Sears website but from what they were showing, you have not provided the full model number and I could not find out for sure if there were any manuals or if some of the parts were still available. Usually, after a unit has reached 25 to 30 years in age, if not sooner, parts are not readily available anymore. Sorry I could not help you better!

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Taking the door off the oven and lay door on a soft surface so as to prevent scratching ,taking the door apart ( Carefully ), allow for a large work space, lay out your screws, the glass you are trying to reach is an inner glass, so obviously self clean is not going to help. Good luck!

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It is more than likely the touch pad is bad. It could be the electronic control or worst case both. Touch pads are notorious for giong bad. i would look there irst.

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F-1 error code.
Sometimes one or more buttons on the touch panel "get Stuck"
Nothing you can do to reset them, Good Luck.
Many times it means the touch panel needs to be replaced.

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I had this error after a maintenance man move the oven to install new cabinets. It was difficult to see but one of the power wires has slipped out of the terminal attached to the oven. After attaching and re-crimping the terminal to the power wire the oven functioned normaly. I suggest anyone with this error code check the integrity of all three power wires.

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That oven is very poorly rated and is prone to a lot of repairs. Most people advise to get something else. There is no common solution. I am sorry.

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The control is faulty. Check the resistance of the sensor before replacing the control, it should be 1100 ohms at room temp. If it is not start with the sensor and if it is replace the control.

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Your range has been reset to celsius from fahrenheit. It must be reset to fahrenheit.

Press bake and broil pads simultaneous for approximately 3 to 4 seconds.

When SF comes on, press the broil pad.

You should see the Letter C.

Press again and the letter F will come on.

Press start.

Your range shouldproperly set the temprature now!

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Hello & Welcome to FixYa

Error code F1 is displayed due to electronic oven control failure and the only way to solve this problem is by replacing the control board which is bad. Sorry for the bad news but hope you understand... Please get back to me if you have any other questions.


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Hi, Look to see if the safety switches in the slots in the door is bent Kind of hard to figure out if you don't know how they are supposed to look like but guess remember it's not working either, also could be a bad switch itself.

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Error code F0 means that an error with the keypad has occurred. Usually it happens due to loose ribbon cable on the keypad or the electronic control assembly itself going bad. To resolve this issue first, disconnect the power to unit and then gain access to the back of the clock assembly (Electronic Range Control/ERC). Now unplug the touch pad ribbon connector from the ERC, it would be a flat wire approx. 1 1/2" to 2" wide and make sure that the cable is not broken and nothing is shorted on the keypad. After this is done insert the cable back and then plug the unit back to check. If the error is still there then the electronic control board should be replaced. Hope this helps...please post back for further assistance.


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If the door isnt locked but the control board is saying it is you need to replace the door lock switch.
---------- The door lock switch is not getting detected by the control panel.Disassemble the top door lock assembly, clean it and reconnect and see if that helps, if not then door lock switch has to be replaced.

You can get required parts from online sites like: --- or from searspartsdirect online site.

----------- This should help. Thanks.Helpmech.

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