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notahandywoman

12:39PM | 10/30/05
Member Since: 10/29/05
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I have an old GE cook top (over 30 yrs?) and I need to replace one of the cooking element (coil). The problem is that this is not a plug-in type. Other 3 elements are all plug-ins. I don't know why they make this one element different from the others. There are actually 4 ends to this coil and they are all connceted to wires, in stead of plug in type with 2 ends. GE don't have replacement part for this; but I got the plug-in type parts. Is there a way to convert this to plug-in type? . What do I do with extra 2 wires? We were thinking of replacing whole unit when we remodel the whole kitchen; but not just yet. Any advice will be appreciated.

DanO

08:16AM | 10/31/05
Member Since: 11/11/02
2274 lifetime posts
** What do I do with extra 2 wires? **

You never posted the appliance's model number so we can find out which exact unit you may be dealing with but if changing to a different type of element, the control switch might also need to be changed to match the new element.

JMO

Dan O.

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notahandywoman

09:34AM | 10/31/05
Member Since: 10/29/05
3 lifetime posts
Thanks for the reply. The model # is Hotpoint RU38v. It has 4 regualr swith with extra control for "coil select". Would this help?

DanO

02:49PM | 10/31/05
Member Since: 11/11/02
2274 lifetime posts
** The model # is Hotpoint RU38v. **

I found listings for models RU38V1 and RU38V2.

** It has 4 regular switch with extra control for "coil select" **

Unfortunately I don't have a wiring diagram for either range to see what modifications might be needed.

** I need to replace one of the cooking element (coil). There are actually 4 ends to this coil and they are all connected to wires, in stead of plug in type with 2 ends. GE don't have replacement part for this; **

The element you described looks to be available for both the RU38V1 and RU38V2 range models. See the following link:

- GE/Hotpoint 4-6-8" Surface Element

LINK > http://www.appliance411.com/data.php?rc=1185

JFYI

Dan O.

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

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notahandywoman

03:19PM | 10/31/05
Member Since: 10/29/05
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Dan,

Thank you so much! I've tried this site earlier; but I couldn't find the part and GE told me they don't have the part any more. It's kind of expensive; but this will do until we're ready to replace the whole thing. I was thinking I may have to hire an electrician or something. You save me lots of time and money! I really appreciated it. Thank you again.

DanO

07:53AM | 11/01/05
Member Since: 11/11/02
2274 lifetime posts
I hope it helps you to keep it in service a little longer.

Dan O.

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

The Appliance Information Site

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