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CGS980SEM1SS General Electric Range - Instructions

All installation instructions for CGS980SEM1SS parts

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broiler would not light

  • Customer: Edward from Miami FL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
oven and stove top burners worked fine, but broiler would not light. diagnosed problem as bad igniter. ordered parts on line and received them next day with regular shipping!

removed oven door and bake racks. removed old igniter and snipped wires.

installed new igniter and used ceramic wire nuts to attach wire leads.

reinstalled door and racks.

works fine. who knew home repairs could be so easy and fun!

burned oven bulb

  • Customer: Ivanka from Atlantra GA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
The hardest part was taking out original light bulb because screws on shield where hard to unscrew after all this years . The old bulb vent out leaving neck in socket. It took narrow electrical pliers to get neck out .The generic appliance bulb did not fit and had aluminum neck ,not recommended for brass sockets in ovens.Putting new light bulb in was not the problem.

Igniter replacement

  • Customer: Paul from North Grosvenordale CT
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench(Adjustable)
  • 0 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
First, I was amazed at how fast I received my order. I ordered the part on a Friday morning and i received it Saturday morning. Standard shipping.
The repair should have been much easier than it was.
I removed the oven door by just pulling up and out. then i removed the door underneath the oven. The i reached underneath and disconnected the igniter. From inside the oven, i removed the bottom panel(2 screws). Then i removed the front screw holding the gas tube. I was able to move the tube enough to get at the two screws holding the igniter. one of the screws came out easily using an adjustable wrench. but the other did not come out straight. i had to use tin snips to cut off the igniter so i could acess the screw easier. replacement was in reverse.

Oven will not light

  • Customer: Feroz from Miramar FL
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
Uninstalled the igniter and reinstalled the new one.

Part had burned out

  • Customer: John from Baraga MI
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
  • 0 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
Well first off ordered the part on Monday was here by Tuesday before I went to work. Was able to replace the part the next day and had pizza for lunch for me and the little woman.
Just also want to say Thank You.

THe oven burner would not light

  • Customer: James from Rockville RI
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
I removed the oven door, the base panel of the oven and slid out the broiler tray. Next, I pulled the wires out of the access hole in the back of the oven, then diconnected the modular plug and removed the 2 screws fastening the ignitor. I tested the ignitor with my ohm meter and found out that it did not have the necessary zero ohms resistance. The meter indicated an open circuit, so I ordered the replacement part, which was delivered in less than 24 hours. Then I reassembled everything and tried the oven. Works like new again.

oven would't light

  • Customer: LaVerne from Republic WA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
removed the screws holding unit in pkce ,unplugged unit'Then I had to cut plug in off new unit and put old plug on new unit. the new unit only had 1 plug and the stove had a2 plug systtem. The put unit back in by replacing thw screws.

oven wouldn't light

  • Customer: Michael from North Smithfield RI
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
removed bottom drawer, disconnected screws holding burner in place. unplug igniter. remove bottom tray from inside oven, remove 1 screw holding burner in place near door, remove whole burner assembly. take 2 screws holding element in place. screw new element to burner and reverse procedure. only tool i used was a 1/4 in nut driver.

no ignition in stove

  • Customer: Devin from Colorado Springs CO
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Wrench(Adjustable)
  • 0 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
replaced the glow bar ignitor

oven would not ignite

  • Customer: lionel from fontana CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
the tips you listed from; edward of Pipersville,Pa and Durwood of Suffield,Ct also Billie J of Western Grove, Ar were very helpful. Thanks to them & to you for posting them they were a time saver

Oven igniter

  • Customer: Terry from Orland ME
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
Remove botton pan of the oven to get at the igniter, remove bottom drawer to acess wires ,remove 2- screws from the igniter replace then replace oven bottom and drawer.

wife complained that oven was not maintaing proper temp

  • Customer: John from Pacifica CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench set
  • 0 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
Researched problem came to conclusion that igniter was not staying hot (seemed to intermittently go on and off ). One connector and two screws problem solved and the cherry pies are back in my oven and ready for dessert! : )

igniter wouldnt glow or allow gas to flow

  • Customer: Nina from Fairbanks AK
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
It was so easy ! take out 2 screws , unplug old igniter, plug in new igniter, replace screws and turn on the heat!! Thanksgiving Dinner is back to my house with the whole Family!!!

Oven and Broiler would not operate.

  • Customer: Sam from Aurora IL
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
This job is done from the inside of the oven. Remove the drawer on the bottom. Open the oven and remove the bottom panel in oven which is fastened by two screws at the back. Lift up panel and pull foward to remove. Unscrew deflector plate and small plate that covers wiring hole. Remove ignitor from the burner. Replace ignitor. I found that you should also relpace burner at the same time. Burner usually causes the ignitor to go out. My burner had a hole in it and flames were shooting out directly on the ignitor which shortened the life of the ignitor. When you buy the burner it comes with an ignitor, you can't buy burner seperately but you can buy the ignitor seperately, so I recommend buying the kit.

Not heating correctly

  • Customer: KATHERINE from STATE COLLEGE PA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Basically as described on your web site. I did not remove the door, I could reach in and take inner pannel out without removing door. The plug matched mine so did not need to use the ceramic wire nuts, just plug and go (heated).
All Instructions for the CGS980SEM1SS
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