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CGS980SEM1SS General Electric Range - Instructions

All installation instructions for CGS980SEM1SS parts

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All Instructions for the CGS980SEM1SS
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oven taking long time to heat

  • Customer: Dave from Crane MO
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
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installed the igniter as recommended by the web site.Fit like a glove. Works like a charm. Appliance repair would have been approx $140.00. Part plus shipping was right at $40.00. Made my day !!!

oven burner wouldn't light

  • Customer: Mel from Safford AZ
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I followed the directions from others that had done the same repair.took me about 15 minutes to do the complete job.Couldn't use the plug, had to splice the two wires and use the the twist nuts.Had no idea that the door just lifted off, made it easy to get into the oven. Had replaced the door glass not too long ago.

oven would not heat up.

  • Customer: Jimmy from McKinleyville CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
shut the power off at the breaker,took shelves and oven bottom out. Took the heat shield off to expose the igniter plug then disconnected the plug and unscrewed then removed the ignitor. But, the company I got this from only put in ONE (1) wire nut, you need two if the plug doesent fit. After I took care of that it was easy sailing. Then I put every thing back in, turned power back on and started heating up.

oven/broiler won't start/top burners fine

  • Customer: Charles from Pittsburg PA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
replaced igniter/replacement part was identical/remove door, just open and lift off, remove oven shelf's, broiler and broiler draw/2 bolts on bottom back oven floor release the floor panel, lift up on back, slide forward/2 bolts release the igniter from the burner tube/only attaches on one side of igniter/have to reach in back of stove bottom opening to release the old igniter wire feed at the plastic connector clip/used needle nose plier to hold stove end of clip to release/also removed right side small back rear cover panel(2 bolts)inside oven/plastic clip end was hard to fish through the gas tube and the back of the oven, pretty tight/pushed thru with screwdriver/can also pry the back oven wall back a bit to get the new one through the same path, little opening in the bottom back, then go back to the back of the stove opening and re-connect plastic clip connector from the ignitor wire to oven feed...

Oven would not heat up

  • Customer: Bryant from Round Lake IL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I watched a video on how to replace the Oven Igniter first. Then I took out the racks, removed the bottom of the oven. Removed the warming drawer. I was able to disconnect the Ignitor through the warming drawer area, then I unscrewed the 2 screws holding the ignior in place. I was able to pull the ignitor wires through the opening and then put the new ignitor wires down the same area. It took a little wiggling but it went through. Reconnected the ignitor and put the oven back together. Started the oven and it heated up right away. Entire project took 45 minutes.

Oven not heating to set temperature

  • Customer: Shawn from Carteret NJ
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
It was quite easy but unfortunately wasn't the cause.

oven wouldn't ignite

  • Customer: Mike from Munroe Falls OH
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
we removed the heating element and put the new one in. we have never done any appliance repairs before it was very simple. Buying the part online instead of locally saved 40...including shipping.

Oven did not fire up while broiler and surface burners did.

  • Customer: John from Mansfield OH
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Replace the ignition heater. The only slight problem was fishing the connector down through.Works fine.

Oven very slow to heat or could not get to temperature

  • Customer: Gary from Gainesville VA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Removed door by partially opening and pulling up. Removed racks out and undid two screws so bottom panel could be removed. Took out bottom drawer- there are tabs to push on in the track.... Unplugged old igniter. Unscrewed igniter and reversed process. Replacing screws requires some patience....

Oven would not light.

  • Customer: TROY from JEFFERSON CITY MO
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Removed the broiler pan in order to access the igniter. Removed the 2 retaining screws from the igniter. The hot surface igniter was obviously burned because a metal deposit crossed the arms of the igniter. There was a corrosion deposit on the burner that had also come into contact with the igniter. Removed the corrosion, had to cut the old electrical connector off and put it onto the new igniter by using the 2 wire nuts that came with it. Plug in the new igniter from the back side of the oven and reinstalled it with the 2 screws. Works great!!

Igniter would light but gas would barely come on.

  • Customer: Adam from Abilene TX
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I thought it was the gas valve at first, but a commenter on your site suggested replacing the igniter first, since gas valves tend to be long lived.I removed the oven floor and the broiler drawer. I then unplugged the old igniter and removed it from the burner. I replaced it with the new one reversing the process, turned the oven on to 250 degrees and in about 20 seconds, voila, just like new. Replaced the broiler drawer and the oven floor and have had perfect service since. Thanks,Adam

broken light socket

  • Customer: James from Monterey TN
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The only tool needed was a nutdriver to remove the lamp socket. I needed my head mounted light to see what I was doing, and everything went smoothly from there. Simple job.

Ignitor would glow, and heat was inconsisitant.

  • Customer: Bill from Huntersville NC
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Two back screws that held the bottom plate in the oven, once that is off, 2 screws hold the ignitor on andunplugged the harness plug, plug was really easy to unplug. Put the new one on in less than 10 minutes, A very easy job !!!!!!!!

Oven was not reaching or maintaing desired setting

  • Customer: Jonathan from Commack NY
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
1)Removed oven racks, 2)Removed oven door by partially opening door and lifting door up and off spring loaded hinges, 3)Removed bottom heating element cover by removing two screws in right and left back inside corners of oven, 5) removed bottom storage drawer of oven 6) disconnected igniter by accessing connection through bottom drawer opening, 7) Unscrewed igniter from heat assembly in the oven 8) reinstalled new igniter in reverse oreder of disassembly

Oven glowed orange when gas was turned on, but oven didn't heat.

  • Customer: Anthony from Lexington MA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The PartSelect on-line problem description and solution matched my problem so closely that I had to give their solution a try. Just a few modifications to the PartSelect on-line video were all that was needed. The only significant difference is that I didn't wear a white shirt;-) I have never had an on-line video more closely mirror exactly what my job required. I probably saved $150, and, in doing the repair myself, I learned details about the range construction and design that may aid with diagnosing and solving future problems.
All Instructions for the CGS980SEM1SS
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