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GE JRS04BOW3BB Will not turn on.

I have a GE JRS04BOW3BB single door oven which will not turn on (heat up). All of the buttons on the front of the control panel seem to work except for the time button. Once I select Bake setting and select the Temp, I select Start. The oven just sits there with 100 degrees displayed on the control panel. The elements do not heat up at all. Any ideas? Is there any way to have it do a self diagnostics?

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  • dtrandle Nov 25, 2007

    This did not work. I can hear the relay click when I press broil or bake, the elements just do not come on. I have tested the elements and they check out. Any other ideas? Is there a way to test the control board? Could the timer have any thing to do with the unit not heating. All of the buttons appear to do something when pressed except the time button.

  • dtrandle Nov 25, 2007

    The control panel has power at the terminals when tested. Is there a way to test the themrostat? I saw two items on the back of the oven. One which is about as round as a quarter and the other is a tube that ran through the back of the stove to the inside. The one that was about the size of a quarter looked to me more like a thermal overload or a temp overload. It was in line with the power coming in to the heating elements. The other was a tube that went back to the control panel. Any additional ideas?

  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2014

    When turning the bake/broiler setting, the display only shows for a couple of seconds. The bake/broiler relay on clicks on for only a couple of seconds. The oven does not heat up.



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Turn the broil on high by itself wait a couple min. and see if it comes on. if it does the your bake element needs to be replaced or you may just have a burned wire where the bake element plugs in. just remember to turn the breaker off to the oven before trying to pull out the element

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  • Anonymous Nov 25, 2007

    the time button doesnt have anything to do with the element coming on. what you can do , and you need to be careful because you need the power on to do this, drop the control panel and you should see a wire diagram behind it. it you look at te control board youll see the relays. relays are marked bake and broil. remove the wires to the bake relay first then set oven to bake. youll hear the relay click but you need to teat to see if there is power at the terminals after the click. just because they click doesnt mean power is going through. if know power, replace oven control. if you have power youll need to pull the oven out. look for a thermostat the size of a quarter on the back or sometimes on top of the oven if that thermostat goes bad the oven cant heat either.

  • Anonymous Nov 25, 2007

    the one thats the size of a quarter is the one im talking about. you can pull the wires off a check it just like you did the elements.



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