Oven wouldn't maintain set temp

ApplianceGeneral Electric Range


Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair30 - 60 mins

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Nutdriver
Screw drivers

Kurt From Chino Hills, CA

Sep 15, 2009

10 out of 12 people found this instruction helpful

First I checked the ignitor #28 to see if I got 2 amps with a small amp meter. I removed the bottom oven cover to gain access to the ignitor wires. Note be careful as you need to have the oven come on and you are close to the flame. I got 2.1 amps so I moved onto the temp sensor #43. I used the other story someone wrote about testing the sensor, ohms in ice water vs boiling water. The sensor worked fine. Oh that one is pretty easy. I removed the two small bolts and pull the oven out to gain access to the plug. It's on the right hand side where the back of the light is. Just a few small screws and your in. I just unplugged it and pulled it thru the oven side. The hardest part is getting the plug back thru the hole. I taped a straw to the plug and fished it in the same way I took it out. I wasn't convinced it was the control board aka ERC2 #105. But I bought one and put it in. The install is very simple. UNPLUG the oven. Remove the two small torx screws at the underside of cover that holds the face plate assemble. Lift off the top cover it just pulls off and then lift the face plate cover, not too far about 30 degrees it has small clips on each side that fit into grooves. Oh I took the light out when I took off the top cover so it wouldn't get broke. Once I got the face plate cover unhooked I just set it on the back burners. Now for the wiring. The new ERC2 is a upgraded model so it looks a little different, but no worries. Just notice that both are labeled L1, N, GND, BR, BK and a plug. By the way BR is for broiler and BK is for bake. So if the ignitor works for the broiler; the 2 amp thing; but it won't maintain an on/off flame then chances are its the ERC2. Back to the change out. Write down which colors are label what. Remove the four screws, wires and plug. Pull off the old plastic label face plate it's just held on with glue, just be careful its very thin. Press it on the new on and put the new one (ERC2) in the same way you took out the old one. Look at the front to make sure its centered in the window. Cleaning the compartments while it is all apart is optional. Hold the face plate cover at an angle and clip on one side and then do the other side. Put the torx screws back in, the light next and pop the top cover back on. I plugged in the oven, set it for 400 degress and waited for the set point beep. About 5 mins later maybe less the flame came on again....bingo I guess it was the ERC2 and thats it. Oven fixed........time for pizza and football. Thanks, Partselect for an easy repair, diagrams and ordering experience. Now we can all save on do-it yourself repairs.

Kurt Pantera
Corona, CA

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