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JBS55DM2WW General Electric Range - Instructions

All installation instructions for JBS55DM2WW parts

These instructions have been submitted by other PartSelect customers and can help guide you through the range repair with useful information like difficulty of repair, length of repair, tools needed, and more.

All Instructions for the JBS55DM2WW
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heating element burned in two during a oven cleaning cycle

  • Customer: Michael from Trivoli, IL
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 1 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
I checked prices on the internet and found your price the cheapest and ordered the part on a holiday. The part arrived in two days and was installed and back to work pronto. Having worked in sales at Caterpillar Inc for a lifetime, I know how important quick delivery and short downtime is to our customers and you came through for me. I am satisfied with my experience dealing with your company.

Baking element burned through.

  • Customer: Shirley from Antioch, TN
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
  • 1 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
I shut off power at electrical box.
Then I removed 4 screws on back to expose connector enclosed in insulation.. It was not necessary as when I removed 2 screws in oven and pulled element out , the element came out far enough to disconnect easily and slip the element into electrical unit.
15 minutes start to finish..

oven heat element lit up and started the oven on fire

  • Customer: Paul from Savage, MN
  • Difficulty: Very Difficult
  • Time to Complete: More than 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 1 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
impossible to repair, I would need to dis-assemble at least half of every part of the stove to get to where the element plugs in.

baking element burned out

  • Customer: Erik from Albany, NY
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 1 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
My baking element burned out after being exposed to grease and other remnants of past feasts. After some research the repair seemed straight forward so I figured I'd give it a shot. Overall it's fairly simple, though there are some things to watch out for.

I didn't remove my oven's door, which restricted my movement somewhat. After removing the bolts I was able to easily remove the old heating element and expose the two connecting wires. One wire had much more slack than the other. I connected the wire with more slack first. However, I'm somewhat uncoordinated and doing so caused the other wire to retract within the unit. I had to pull out my stove and remove the back panel, which was easy. The retracted wire was easy to find, but there was no slack available through the back access either. I actually had to unscrew the wire from the thing that is connected to the wire that plugs in to the outlet first. Doing so gave me enough slack to connect the heating element to the second wire. After that I just reconnected the wire to the outlet connection and put the back panel back on!

About 45 minutes in total time. Most of which was figuring out the approach to getting enough slack to connect the second wire and working around the oven door which restricted my movement.

Element was burnt

  • Customer: Bernard from Virginia Beach, VA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 1 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
1) unplug range (range is 220volts, please be careful)
2) remove back panel
3) unplug wires from bake element
4) remove 2 5/16 bolts from mounting braket inside oven
5) pull out broken element
6) reverse steps to install new element
7) turn on oven and observe new element for proper operation.

oven bottom element burning up like a sparkler

  • Customer: Rick from Lake Wales, FL
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 1 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
Removed back cover to look at connections
which were a push on type connector. pulled off
connectors. there is insulation around element
Removed old element, using a nut driver from inside oven. Installed the new element the same way.Reinstalling the connectors, reinstalled the back. less than 10 min. Was very easy !

burned oven bulb

  • Customer: Ivanka from Atlantra, GA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 3 of 8 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.

Cover was hit and damaged storage cover by electric wheelchair

  • Customer: Jack from Hutchinson, KS
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 1 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
removed 2 screws that hold the cover in place, inserted the new panel at the bottom, pushed top in place and reapplied the 2 screws.

Bake element simply snapped after 10+ years of use.

  • Customer: BRENDA from MILLVILLE, NJ
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers
  • 1 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
First, I read what other customers posted on this site about how to change the element. =)

I didn't have a nutdriver so I used a pair of pliers instead. They worked fine.

Pulled the stove away from the wall, unplugged it, removed the 4 small nuts holding the small plate over the back of the element connections, slid the connectors off the element prongs, removed baking racks from oven, removed 3 screws holding the element in place, slid element out.

To put the element in I simply did the same thing except in reverse order. The entire process was so easy and only took minutes to complete! However, like another poster, I took the opportunity to clean my oven before putting in the new element.

The best part of dealing with partselect....the element only cost me $51 vs GE site price of $91, Plus the element arrived the morning after I had placed the order! Thank you partselect! In gratitude, I posted my happy experience and a link to this site on my facebook! Thanks for everything!

Bake element Burnt Out and Needed Replacement

  • Customer: Donna from Lester, PA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 1 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
I am a recently divorced mom who is too proud to ask for help. When I received the part I took the time to read all of the previous posts. I did exactly as many people suggested: pull the oven out, unplug, clean up since you're back there anyway, used the nut driver to remove the metal plate in back and unscrew the two in the oven, carefully unclipped the electodes from the old element with the needle nose, remove the old element, insert the new element, reinsert the electodes , tighten all nut both in the oven and the large metal plate in back , plug back in, push the oven back in place. I reset the clock and also did what one person mentioned which was to turn the oven on and let heat up for about 20 minutes to burn off any of the manufacture coatings that were on the new element. This did not even take me 15 minutes! I was so proud of myself, I told anyone who would listen! Thank you to all of the men and women who took the time to detail what to do, you made my first repair as a single mom awesome!!

bake element burned out

  • Customer: Charles from Dover, PA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 1 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
first pull the range out and disconnect power cord
remove back cover (5 screws)
Open oven door and remove racks
remove (2 screws) that secure bake element
pull off 2 wires
put new element in replace 2 screws
from the back of range plug the 2 wires to element
replace back cover
really easy

Replace bake element ( lower )

  • Customer: David from Rutherfordton, NC
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 1 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
1ST..Cut power at circuit breaker.
2ND..Using nut driver, remove two sheet metal nuts.
3RD..Gently tilt element upward and pull out until wire connectors show. There are two wires with flat connectors, use the vise grips to hold the wires so they don't slip back behind the wall of the oven, if they do, you will have to pull out the range from the wall and retrieve them! ( I used two surgical hemostats for this.)
4TH..disconnect the old element, connect the new one....
5TH..Gently slide element back in place, replace sheet metal nuts.
6TH..reset circuit breaker

bottom element burnt out

  • Customer: Tina from Aspers, PA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
  • 1 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
burner went out Thursday evening, ordered new burner at 8:30 pm, new burner was delivered Saturday afternoon, removed back panel from range, removed burner, replaced burner, re-installed back panel. Took less than 1/2 hour to replace. Hardest part was finding the correct size socket.(ALL WITHOUT HELP FROM HUSBAND.) Thanks so much for prompt delivery.

Broken element

  • Customer: Ryan from Avon, CO
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
  • 1 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
Just put 2 screws in. It was simple.
Web site very good details for finding parts.
Fast turn around from order to delivery.
Very satisfied!!!

heating element cracked and would not work

  • Customer: Darrell from Hamburg, PA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
  • 1 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
Unplugged oven.I opened up back of oven the connectors to the heating element were showing. disconnected the wires(they just pulled off)went inside oven took the 2 screws out and pulled old heating element out. Put new element in and fastened it with the 2 screws. Went to back of oven slid the connectors together.Put back of oven back on plugged it in and started the oven. It worked
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