On this part what is the square tubeing piece coming off the bottom.There is a piece that hangs in the middle of it. What is this part called and its purpose. Thanks in advance.
Answer Hello Justin, I believe what you're referring to is the piece that houses the bi-metal. This is a device that warps as the oven heats up and locks the latch lever so the door can't be opened after it gets to a particular temperature. Once it cools down the pin will retract and allow the latch lever to go back to the open position.
The latch mechanism on my GE gas range is broken (it stays in the locked position) so I couldn't close and open the oven door without manually unlatching it with a coat hanger. How do I replace the latch assembly (part # )? Can you provide a step-by step guide to do this? Thank you for your help.
ABE K MODEL GE JGBP28DEM4BB
Answer Hello Abe. 1.Remove cooktop and mainfold panel.
2.Remove oven door.
3.Move latch handle to the locked position (Pull lock
hook to left while moving handle to "cheat" mechanism)
4.Remove cover over lock mechanism.
5.Remove lock switch (2 screws)
6.Remove latch handle (2 screws)
7.Remove 2 screws securing lock mechanism to front
frame at the "hook".
8.Remove 1 screw from inside the oven cavity to the left
of broil burner.
Note: After installing, rotate locking cam fully clockwise
to prevent low temp. Lock-up.