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stevelaramore

12:31PM | 09/24/08
Member Since: 09/23/08
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Hello I'm new here and am in need of a little guidance if anyone could help me.

I currently have a GE XL44 gas range model number JGBS22BEA1WH

It's a black and white model and what I would like to do is buy a black cooktop and black panel drawer (for broiler) in order to make the whole unit black. I researched GE's site and found the part numbers WB39K3 (panel) and WB01K10007 (cooktop) but they're only available in white.

Judging by other pictures of similar models, I would assume there are black versions that would fit my stove. GE will not assist me in cross referencing to another model so I thought I would start here.

Any help you can provide me is greatly appreciated.

Thanks!

Steve

Steve
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DanO

05:54PM | 09/24/08
Member Since: 11/11/02
2293 lifetime posts
I'm afraid that range model doesn't look to have ever been made in all black only white, almond and bisque so I can't come up with comparable parts in black. You can try contacting GE directly and asking if they can come up with part numbers for you but I wouldn't hold your breath, :(

The only other option might be to remove the original top to have it reporcemlained and the drawer panel powered coated or porcelained as well.

BTW. The part number for the cooktop in white is # WB62K10005 not WB01K10007. The other number IS a drawer panel but I did not confirm if it is the one used on your model.

Dan O.

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

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stevelaramore

09:27AM | 09/25/08
Member Since: 09/23/08
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Hi Dan,

Thanks for the reply. Yeah, I contacted GE and had no luck (they won't even try comparing it to another model).

You mentioned having it reporcemlained...that sounds like a possible solution. Who or how would I go about getting that done?

Thank you.

Steve

Steve

DanO

12:47PM | 09/25/08
Member Since: 11/11/02
2293 lifetime posts
** GE won't even try comparing it to another model **

It's not as easy as just looking at pictures of two models unfortunately.

If that model didn't have a black version in production at one time to get its part numbers from it would take detailed comparison of various tops' actual manufacturing blue prints to determine if they were a suitable replacement. In the GE price book I have they list 590 (five hundred ninety!) different cooktop part numbers that start WB62... Where would they even start???

** GE and had no luck (they won't even try comparing it to another model **

You can try contacting some of the appliance restoration companies listed at the following link:

LINK > www.appliance411.com/links/Restoration/

JFYI

Dan O.

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

The Appliance Information Site

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davidwinston

05:11PM | 10/06/08
Member Since: 10/05/08
1 lifetime posts
I got a quote today of 75 dollars for the two pieces in black powder coat but I can't get the cooktop off. The manual says the XL44 lifts off but it doesn't.

Do you know how to take it off?

Sincerely,

Dana Law

619-444-2002

DanO

10:49PM | 10/06/08
Member Since: 11/11/02
2293 lifetime posts
I'm afraid XL44 is not enough information to identify the appliance in question. What is needed is its exact model number so we can look it up to see how it was designed.

You can find tips for locating the model and serial number identification tag on your appliances at the following link:

- Model Number Tag Search

LINK > www.appliance411.com/parts/tagsearch.cgi

** two pieces in black powder coat **

I don't believe range tops are powder coat but instead real porcelain. I don't know how it would hold up to the more direct heat it would receive in that area nor if it could be even applied over the original cook top coating.

JMO

Dan O.

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

The Appliance Information Site

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