ranges and oven wouldn't work

ApplianceGeneral Electric Range


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Pliers
Screw drivers

Chris From Valdosta, GA

Jan 15, 2008

4 out of 5 people found this instruction helpful

I turned the power off to the stove. I removed the 4 screws from the back. I took the 2 screws out of the old control to8 to give me a reference for the wires. I then disconnected each wire from the old part and directly to the new part. I then turned the power on before I put the stove back, and as I flipped the breaker, my wife yelled at me that she just saw fire come out of the back. I thought that was interesting because there just went $105 up in smoke. I turned the power off and went to look at the damage. After searching over all the parts and not finding any burnt areas, I had my wife turn on the power while I looked for the problem. I located the problem at the power box where the stove is connected to the wall. When I pulled the stove out it pulled one of the wires out of the wire nut and caused it to hit the metal box and when the power came back on, it melted the wire nut because of the loose wire. I replaced the wire nut and reconnected the wires securely and tried turning the power on again, and the part worked just like new. Be careful not to pull loose any wires.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Electronic Range Control

Part Number: PS239341

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