Author Topic: GE electric range JB400P1WW  (Read 851 times)

Offline Bailey

  • Technician
  • Member Since: Dec 2011
  • Posts: 651
  • Country: us
GE electric range JB400P1WW
« on: January 19, 2013, 10:23:18 AM »
I hate hidden bake elements. Went out on this stove to install an element the customer had purchased. Easy call right? First off I couldn't find where the element was. Sitting there scratching my head I finally got the brilliant idea to look for a tech sheet. Turns out you have to lift the top and remove the left side panel. Even following the directions I had a hard time finding a screw that is inside the left front leg. Finally, there is the ends of the element. One more piece of sheet metal to remove and the element will slide out. Not so fast. The element had shorted out and welded itself to the bottom of the oven.The slot that the element slides in to is about 1" tall and the stuck part was just barely out of reach of my longest screwdriver. Told the customer what was going on and she let me rummage through her husbands garage. Found a piece of flat steel and used it and a hammer to dislodge the stuck section. Cmon, do people care if the element is in sight or not? This is just a marketing ploy.

Offline LowSL2

  • Technician
  • Member Since: Dec 2011
  • Posts: 858
  • Country: us
  • Fletch F. Fletch
    • Buy me a beer through paypal
Re: GE electric range JB400P1WW
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2013, 11:18:26 AM »
Most of the time its to save precious seconds on the assembly line. But i agree, hidden bake elements are nightmares. I always quote high on the labor and try to get two hours to do it.

Sent from my DROID BIONIC using Tapatalk 2

LowSL2
15 Years of Professional Appliance Repair Experience

Offline theoldstoveguy

  • Technician
  • Member Since: Jan 2008
  • Posts: 1323
  • Country: us
    • Buy me a beer through paypal
Re: GE electric range JB400P1WW
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2013, 08:09:42 PM »
Notice how the porcelain right above the element is blistered and cracked? Everyone I meet that has one hates it. Takes too long to heat up as well.

Offline domain

  • Technician
  • Member Since: Nov 2012
  • Posts: 900
  • Country: us
Re: GE electric range JB400P1WW
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2013, 08:43:14 PM »
Interesting. All the LG stoves I have encountered have HIDDEN elements. I have never personally seen cracked/stressed enamel on them, so that is interesting to hear or such. I also have never had to replace a HIDDEN element on an LG. As far as long preheat times, I have never thought about it but now that you mention it, I AGREE! :D
« Last Edit: January 19, 2013, 08:43:49 PM by domain »

 

Whirlpool Electric Range - Bake Cycle Not Working

Started by AJ

Replies: 0
Views: 3685
Last post January 01, 2008, 03:44:30 PM
by AJ
lg electric range: "start" button stopped working

Started by birch

Replies: 4
Views: 9687
Last post February 28, 2010, 11:28:41 PM
by john63
16010161 Maytag Gas and Electric Range Service Repair Manual

Started by AJ

Replies: 0
Views: 5977
Last post April 03, 2008, 09:54:39 PM
by AJ
Whirlpoool Electric range

Started by Jerry

Replies: 1
Views: 2179
Last post December 01, 2008, 02:45:56 PM
by Repair-man
Whirlpool electric range hidden bake element

Started by Jerry

Replies: 2
Views: 5107
Last post December 01, 2008, 07:14:22 PM
by AJ
Kenmore Electric Range-No Bake or Broil

Started by Gobbyparts

Replies: 10
Views: 7133
Last post February 23, 2009, 04:56:02 PM
by RegUS_PatOff