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Sweepingoar

06:24PM | 11/21/04
Member Since: 11/20/04
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Bvelectrical
Oven not working on a GE JGSP30GEP Gas Range.

There are scattered posts about this problem with this model range, but no clear answers to the problem.

Here's the deal:

When you turn on the oven or broiler, it beeps and turns itself off after about 15-30 seconds before it ever lights. The igniters never glow. Not the top (broiler) one, not the bottom (oven) one.

I don't know where to look for a burnt fuse for the ignition system but that seems to be the best first thing to check since both aren't working. If just one igniter was out, I think, maybe the other one would still light. Maybe not though, maybe the circuit won't close at all if either igniter is not working. It's also possible that both igniters went out at the same time or that the broiler igniter never worked (I don't think I've ever broiled anything since I moved in 6 years ago).

- Bryan

DanO

08:50AM | 11/22/04
Member Since: 11/11/02
2271 lifetime posts
** GE JGSP30GEP Gas Range. **

That looks to be only parts of a model number, did you get it right off the appliance's model and serial number tag? That is the only reliable place it will be found.

You can find tips for locating the model and serial number tag on your appliances in the 'Repair Parts' section of my site linked at the bottom of the page.

** The igniters never glow. Not the top (broiler) one, not the bottom (oven) one... I don't know where to look for a burnt fuse for the ignition system **

There isn't usually a "fuse" on most gas ranges but check the appliance's wiring diagram to be sure. Some models may have a thermal cutout but not all do.

** The igniters never glow. **

Tracing their power supply to see where it stops will likely be necessary. The ignitors or the oven gas valve could be open (should be able to be checked for continuity), there could be a problem in the control system on the range or possibly a problem in the door locking mechanism's switches.

You can read more about gas oven ignitors and related components at the following link:

LINK > http://www.appliance411.com/data.php?info=ignitor

** There are scattered posts about this problem with this model range, but no clear answers to the problem. **

Probably because there is no one single cause of such a condition. Each possibility has to be checked to find the problem *in your case*.

Dan O.

www.Appliance411.com/?ref411=+GE+Range

The Appliance Information Site

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Sweepingoar

07:28PM | 11/23/04
Member Since: 11/20/04
6 lifetime posts
Ok, I'm looking at the tag on the range and this is the model number:

JGSP31GEP4WG

I'm not sure on the "W" though, it's hard to read. It could be a "U" or an "H" or something else.

The only manual I have is the user manual, so I don't know where I can get a wiring diagram.

If I assume there is no fuse, then would I need a wiring diagram to check continuity of the igniter? Where would I put the test probes? Do I have to take the igniter out to test it? Thanks.

- Bryan

DanO

08:29AM | 11/24/04
Member Since: 11/11/02
2271 lifetime posts
** the model number: JGSP31GEP4WG. I'm not sure on the "W" though, it's hard to read. It could be a "U" or an "H" or something else. **

Probably HG if it is 'harvest gold' in colour.

** The only manual I have is the user manual, so I don't know where I can get a wiring diagram. **

One came on the appliance when it left the factory. On newer model they are often inside the console panel area, on older models it might be pasted to the back panel of the range.

** then would I need a wiring diagram to check continuity of the igniter? **

Not usually if you can locate its wire connectors.

** Do I have to take the igniter out to test it? **

Not usually but depends on how good of access you can get to it. BTW. Be very gentle with oven ignitors as their filament is very fragile. Any sharp bumps could break it. Also, don't touch its filament with your fingers either.

** Where would I put the test probes? **

One of the pages at the previous link I supplied had instructions for testing for continuity. I'll post that specific one for you to look at:

How do I test for continuity?

LINK > http://www.appliance411.com/links/jump.cgi?ID=817

Dan O.

www.Appliance411.com/?ref411=+GE+Range

The Appliance Information Site

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DanO

03:32PM | 03/30/05
Member Since: 11/11/02
2271 lifetime posts
See the follow up to this discussion at the following link:

- GE Gas Range Ignitor trouble

LINK > http://www.bobvila.com/BBS/Appliances/2562/2562/flat-page1.html

JFYI

Dan O.

www.Appliance411.com/?ref411=+GE+Stove

The Appliance Information Site

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applianceman

07:04AM | 11/20/05
Member Since: 11/19/05
1 lifetime posts
In reply to your oven comming on then turning off, try this. in the top back corner of your oven you will find a little thing that looks like a rod sticking out. this is a oven thermistor , it has two little screws in it , remove the screws or 1/4 nuts. pull it all the way out, being careful. dont worry it wont shock you,but if you feel safer, un plug the range. the wiring connected to the sensor or thermistor may have the wires connected by wirenuts or bell connectors or a small plug. disconnect it, or cut the wires. connect them to each other and try the bake again.( do not leave it connected togeather) it is only for test . if bake ignitor comes on replace Sensor.

DanO

12:31PM | 11/21/05
Member Since: 11/11/02
2271 lifetime posts
** disconnect [the oven sensor], or cut the wires. connect them to each other and try the bake again **

Bypassing the oven sensor would usually cause the electronic control to think the sensor was "shorted" which would usually cause an F4 error message to display on the control. I don't think most electronic controls would operate *at all* under such a condition as a safety precaution.

I myself wouldn't recommend trying such procedure.

JMO

Dan O.

www.Appliance411.com/parts/?ref411=GE+Oven

The Appliance Information Site

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