The broiler wouldn't light

ApplianceGeneral Electric Range


Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair30 - 60 mins

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Nutdriver
Screw drivers

Harry From Rochester, NY

May 21, 2008

3 out of 3 people found this instruction helpful

I thought it was the igniter so I examined it. It looked OK so I pulled the oven out and removed panels. I found that the controller had burned the traes on the circuit board. I thought I'd need to purchase a new stove and did some research. Since I'm an electrical engineer I looked at the circuit board and actually pulled apart and repaired the defective relay and put jumper wires on the circuit board and got the broiler working, but since there's a potential fire danger I decided to replace the control board if I could find it. I had goog experience using PartSelect on a dishwasher previously and went to the site. In 15 minutes I could identify the part, saw that it was in inventory, and ordered it... on a Saturday night. The following Tuesday I checked the part tracking and saw it was here and out for delivery. I came home to fine the part and within an hour I had removed the old part (4 screws and 5 faston terminals) and was testing out the fully functional stove. Although I'm sure being an EE helped me, someone with limited experience could have found the defective part and used your excellent site tools to identify and purchase the replacement part, which you had ON THE SHELF. Many thanks, another appliance repaired for $231 rather than >$1000 FOR A NEW STOVE.

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