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Title: GE stovetop fire - worth salvage?
Post by: magnaryder02 on March 12, 2009, 08:48:43 PM
My neighbor had a grease fire on their stove top and replaced the microwave and oven combo and are tossing out the microwave and oven since they were a set (the microwave got toasted).  It has a ceramic stove top and would be an upgrade over mine.  She hasn't used it since the fire and doesn't know anything about it.  The only thing I can visually see is the stove top is scorched, but it rubs off.  No damage to the controls or oven.  This is a freebee so is there any damage I should look for that might not make this worthwhile?

Model J BP66D0M2BB
Title: Re: GE stovetop fire - worth salvage?
Post by: Repair-man on March 13, 2009, 07:51:27 AM
Can you find the model number inside the lower door so we can see it too?
Title: Re: GE stovetop fire - worth salvage?
Post by: magnaryder02 on March 13, 2009, 12:57:14 PM
Model number:  J BP66D0M2BB

I took some pictures, the control unit where the clock and controls are will need to be replaced because it is melted.  What do I need to get for this.  The surface is rough  around the big burner, but is fine everywhere else.  Do I need to replace this part too?
Title: Re: GE stovetop fire - worth salvage?
Post by: Repair-man on March 13, 2009, 01:50:29 PM
The overlay on the clock which is melted is called the "Faceplate Graphics" in GE terminology, and carries a part number of WB27T11005. I can't find it anywhere, but good luck if you can, because the damage appears to be mostly  cosmetic.
Title: Re: GE stovetop fire - worth salvage?
Post by: magnaryder02 on March 13, 2009, 02:00:24 PM
The stuff behind the face is damged too, none of the buttons work.

Also does the cooktop need to be replaced or can it be fixed (or used as is)?
Title: Re: GE stovetop fire - worth salvage?
Post by: Repair-man on March 13, 2009, 02:04:02 PM
In this case, you should have an expert assess the damage and tell you what you want to know. None of us here have ESP nor are qualified to make such an assessment from a distance. Electrical Tests have to be done on the top to ensure it is safe. If you want to order the part I mentioned and also the clock, that is up to you.
Title: Re: GE stovetop fire - worth salvage?
Post by: magnaryder02 on March 13, 2009, 02:46:52 PM
As far as the cook top, being chipped like it is, should that be any kind of a problem in your opinion?
Title: Re: GE stovetop fire - worth salvage?
Post by: Repair-man on March 13, 2009, 03:04:32 PM
No, chips are of no concern, other than vanity. What conecerns me as a technician is the possibility that one of the thermal limiters on the  burners may have failed, contributing to the fire. The temp controls to each burner also need to be tested to see if they are shutting off the current at the proper level. All this is something you cannot do by yourself. Since the product was basically free, all you need to invest right now is a service call by a trustworthy local repairperson.
Title: Re: GE stovetop fire - worth salvage?
Post by: magnaryder02 on March 13, 2009, 03:29:21 PM
Ok, thanks for the help!
Title: Re: GE stovetop fire - worth salvage?
Post by: whirlpooltech on March 13, 2009, 03:31:46 PM
If you decide to have a technician come look at it let us know what he says.

I would be interested in what they find wrong with it.

Thanks,