GE appliances, known for their high quality and affordability, can be found in many American houses. Gas and electric stoves and ranges made by General Electric are known for their durability, but even the most durable appliance is a subject of wear-and-tear. According to CBS News, an average electric range lifetime is 13 years. Most of the time it is possible to extend the lifetime nearly indefinitely, however, repairing the oven may be more tricky than fixing your surface heating elements.
In case none of the heating elements are working it’s recommended to check if the clock display in the control board of your appliance is working fine. If it doesn’t, you likely have a problem with the power supply or even a more serious issue with the control board. The first thing you should do is to check if the breakers are not tripped. Depending on the layout of your house wiring, sometimes you may have a separate breaker located at the power outlet of your stove. Most of the time electric stoves require 240-volt coupled breakers in the breaker panel.
If only one of your coil burners is not burning you can replace it manually. Coil burners are easy to replace – it is enough to turn them up at the angle of approximately 45 degrees and pull them out of the socket. If you have a problem with a single heating element, you can try swapping two heating elements within the same stove. If the problem persists after swapping the element, the issue is probably related to the burner’s socket, switch or even the control board/wiring.
Remove the faulty heating element itself in order to access the receptacle, also known as a socket. Examine the receptacle and make sure it is not dirty or corroded. Sometimes simply cleaning the socket may fix the problem too! However, if it is visibly burnt, cracked or corroded we would recommend substituting this part. Luckily, you do not have to lift the stove for replacing the sockets, however, make sure to shut off your stove breaker before replacing the burner receptacle itself.
If two or more burners fail at the same time you most likely have a problem with the control board. Diagnostics and replacement of your control board can be rather tricky and expensive, and it is generally recommended to invite a professional technician to diagnose your stove.
Unfortunately, sometimes the problem can be more difficult to diagnose. A loose wire can result in a short that will eventually prevent one or even all of your burners from working. In this case, the diagnostic can be rather complicated and most likely you will have to disassemble the appliance entirely.
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