Oven bake element malfunction
Fred H. • Dacula, GA • March 19, 2014
Appliance: Model JBP84B0H1BB (GENERAL ELECTRIC)
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Watched AppliancePartsPros.com instruction video.
Ordered new oven bake element, which arrived a couple days later.
Removed old oven bake elelment.
Installed new oven bake element.
I am very appreciative of the instructional video. It's a very handy way for me to figure out if it's a do-it-yourself repair or not. In this case, another key thing it pointed out was the fact that the two wires that attach to the oven bake element have a tendency to slip back into the insulation behind the back wall of the oven, which results in having to pull the entire stove/oven unit away from the wall, remove the back panel, and fish the wires bach through the opening. This one piece of information alone, I am sure, saved me a lot of time and effort. As it was, those two wire leads on my unit were very hard to pull throught the hole as I was removing the old oven bake element, but because of the video I was prepared. I had ready a couple of big, inch wide, paper clips - the kind you put on a thick stack of papers - and clipped them onto the leads as soon as I worked them loose from the old oven bake element. This held them in place until I got the new oven bake element in position. Had I not watched that video, I am positive those leads would have slipped back into the hole and I would have had to spend the extra time and effort described above, so thank you very much for that. I actually spent more time taking the opportunity to clean the inside of the oven while I was at it, but the job of just replacing the element was no more than 10 minutes, probably less.
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Repair Time Estimate
Less than 15 minutes