So you have your family over for dinner, and you prepared three dishes that need to heat in the oven. You press the preheat button and begin one of the side dishes while you wait for 15 minutes. You go back over to the oven and notice it feels cold. You realize that the oven is not preheating at all! You have to get dinner ready, but you need the oven to prepare everything. What should you do?
Luckily, you can take a few simple steps to repair your oven in about 15 minutes. As long as you have a new heating element, switching out the parts and reassembling the back isn’t too tricky, and you can have your oven working again in no time.
How to Fix and Replace a Bake Element for an Oven that Won’t Heat
(GE Range Oven — JBP26G0H3AD)
- Remove the racks inside the oven
- Pull the door off
- Unplug the unit from the bottom and take out the oven warmer
- Remove two quarter-inch screws that hold the heating element in place
- Remove the bad heating element
- Replace with a new heating element
- Discard old screws and use new screws when reassembling new element
- Push the heating element back in
- Put the quarter-inch screws back in and secure
- Test your oven to make sure it is now heating properly
Your coworkers invited you to a potluck dinner, and everyone from work was expecting you to bring barbecue chicken. You put the chicken in the oven and wait a few minutes. Before you know it, the chicken is burning even though it hasn’t been in there that long. You open the oven door and feel the scorching heat from the inside. Your oven is way too hot! What can you do?
You set the chicken aside and turn on your oven. This issue is the exact opposite of the first problem you have, but it is repairable! Follow these simple steps to fix your overheating oven and get it back to working normally.
How to Fix F2 Error — Oven Overheating
(JB710SH2SS Electric Oven)You’ll Need:
1/4″ Nut Driver
- Disconnect power to the appliance
- Test the outlet for proper voltage
- Check the oven temperature sensor
- Remove the cover to expose electronic control
- Remove connectors and four 1/2″ screws
- Pop off the panel
- Access the main control board
- Two white wires are for the sensor
- Test wires from the board
- Notice any resistance in the sensor
- Look for 1, 080 ohms
- Touch the meter to the contacts on white wires
- Unmount the control board with the four Philips screws
- Roll the control board back with the wires still connected
- Heat the overlay with a blow-dryer and peel it off
- Order a new overly and replace it ($25-$30 apiece)
- Use a heat gun or blow-dryer on the board
- Peel off the front (overlay) of the board (it may take a minute to remove)
- Put the overlay on top of the brand-new board. Once centered, run your finger along the outside. Start from the middle and push out to avoid bubbles between the panel and the overlay. Make sure buttons click when pushed and make sure it’s aligned properly.
- Go wire by wire to reattach the new board. Take the orange wire from the old one and secure it to the new one. Then do the red, black, etc. Do this with each wire until all wires connect to the new board. There should be colored dots for corresponding wires.
Pull out the old board and set the new one inside in the proper place.
- Once connectors are on, mount the board and put the back cover back on.
- Put the control panel in place and put the four Philips crews back in. Make sure you don’t overtighten the screws.
- Make sure you don’t pinch any wires when putting the back cover panel back on. Make sure all your screw holes and screws line up.
- Put the screws in each spot on the back panel and screw in
- Plug oven in and test it
- Preheat the oven and make sure it’s heating properly
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