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Title: GE Electric Range w/ 4 Radiant Elements
Post by: Cleve Dean on July 30, 2009, 10:14:57 PM
Hooked-up a GE JBP66SMSS electric range on Monday.

Everything appeared to work fine initially. Then tried baking something on Tuesday... oven took 30 minutes to preheat to 350 degrees... and the temperature must not have been truly 350, because the food was not cooked like it should have been.

Today, tried to use the stovetop... when turning on one of the radiant burners, it did NOT glow red. It warmed up VERY gradually (I could still touch the burner after 10 seconds had elapsed). When initially connecting the range, the burners would glow red and immediately heat-up.

I also noticed that neither the bake element, nor the broil element glow red at all when the oven is turned on.

Any ideas?
 
Title: Re: GE Electric Range w/ 4 Radiant Elements
Post by: MajorApp on July 30, 2009, 10:48:36 PM
 I would check for proper voltage to the oven. Possibly a bad breaker.
Title: Re: GE Electric Range w/ 4 Radiant Elements
Post by: JWWebster on July 30, 2009, 11:45:16 PM
Excellent!
Title: Re: GE Electric Range w/ 4 Radiant Elements
Post by: Cleve Dean on July 31, 2009, 07:02:26 AM
I would check for proper voltage to the oven. Possibly a bad breaker.

Thanks. I'll check it this afternoon and report back.
Title: Re: GE Electric Range w/ 4 Radiant Elements
Post by: Cleve Dean on July 31, 2009, 07:53:22 PM
Bad breaker was the issue. Only getting ~80 volts on one side. Tested at the receptacle and then at the breaker. Same problem in both locations. Swapped the breaker and got ~120v on both sides... at the receptacle and at the box outside.

Now with the correct voltage, the burners appear to work properly, as well as the oven.

Thanks for the suggestion on where to start!!