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Please help! Need model number based on pictures
« on: April 23, 2011, 12:24:58 AM »
Hi!  I am looking to move into an apartment that has a GE range.  Unfortunately, a part on it is broken and I cannot fix it because I do not know the model number.  I've searched everywhere and cannot find it.  It is a very old looking range.  Can anyone please help me with the model number?

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Thank you in advance for your help!

Model J247-01WH

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Re: Please help! Need model number based on pictures
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2011, 12:50:50 AM »
What part is broken?
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Re: Please help! Need model number based on pictures
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2011, 03:24:50 AM »
Supposedly the element receptacle/terminal.  The manager of the complex said someone came out and looked at it long ago and said that was what was wrong, but said that he would have a hard time finding a part to fix it. 

Personally, I want it fixed as it's the largest burner that is out, even if I have to do it myself.  When we move in, I'll test it to make sure that is the problem, but either way, whatever it is, I need the model number for the range.  It's hiding from me very well though.  Lol

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Re: Please help! Need model number based on pictures
« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2011, 07:34:09 AM »
These elements have 3 wires at the terminal and are covered with a ceramic insulation holder held together with metal clips.
The model number should be on a metal plate on the top left inside the oven.
You may be able to remove the insulator from another element and get a part number off it.
« Last Edit: April 23, 2011, 07:37:08 AM by jumptrout51 »
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Re: Please help! Need model number based on pictures
« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2011, 11:06:11 AM »
I would guess WB30X341 (8" 2450 watts 240 v) is the big eye
and WB30X342 (6" 1350 watts 240 v) is the small eye.

Get that big eye HERE

« Last Edit: April 23, 2011, 11:09:44 AM by JWWebster »
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Re: Please help! Need model number based on pictures
« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2011, 02:06:27 PM »
It looks like the JM61Y1WH I just worked on.  I don't have microfiche anymore so I can't look up parts for it.  Any parts store should be able to look it up for you.  The elements, pushbutton switch, thermostat and selector switch are still available for this ancient range.

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Re: Please help! Need model number based on pictures
« Reply #6 on: April 23, 2011, 02:19:36 PM »
I throwed my microfiche machines and all my microfiche stuff out thinking the computer was gonna defeat having all that. I need to kick my self.
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Re: Please help! Need model number based on pictures
« Reply #7 on: April 23, 2011, 04:10:23 PM »
These elements have 3 wires at the terminal and are covered with a ceramic insulation holder held together with metal clips.
The model number should be on a metal plate on the top left inside the oven.
You may be able to remove the insulator from another element and get a part number off it.
@jumptrout51  Yeah, that was the first place I looked for the model number.  It's not there though.  Silly oven.  Lol.  I didn't think to try to get the part number off the part itself.  I assumed it probably wouldn't have a part number on it.  I can't take it off now to check yet though since my application to rent there is only 99% confirmed.  Hehe.

Thanks JWWebster and tgoods!  I will save those numbers and see if I can confirm them in any way when I can finally start trying to fix it. 

I appreciate the help.  :)

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Re: Please help! Need model number based on pictures
« Reply #8 on: April 23, 2011, 04:17:02 PM »
Oops can't find the "edit post" option.  I just checked the "big eye" link and showed my husband.  He says that the elements are 2 pronged, not 4 pronged.  ^^;

Well, hopefully I can start getting the piece removed next week and possibly take it into a repair shop and see if they can get me another piece. 

Again, thanks for the help!

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Re: Please help! Need model number based on pictures
« Reply #9 on: April 23, 2011, 05:29:55 PM »
Two is even better,the parts are less.
If I understand you correctly you only need the ceramic insulator to cover the terminals.
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Re: Please help! Need model number based on pictures
« Reply #10 on: April 23, 2011, 05:36:35 PM »
2 prong plug in or 2 prong screw in?
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Re: Please help! Need model number based on pictures
« Reply #11 on: April 23, 2011, 06:25:36 PM »
Isn't the model number under the left front burner ? It looks like the large element and small on the left are 2 wire but the 2 small on the right side look to be a 3 wire unit. Notice how the large element sits higher than the small to the right of it.

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Re: Please help! Need model number based on pictures
« Reply #12 on: April 23, 2011, 06:27:56 PM »
That's the wrong 8" element.  A 2 prong element will not work well with a pushbutton control switch.  The switch works by sending either 240vac or 120vac to the two elements in the burner depending on the temperature selected.  Use the JM61Y1WH model number to get the right burner.  Study the wiring to the other burners to help you figure out how to wire up the new one.  And hope whoever worked on it before didn't short out the switch.
The model tag should be on the front lower center of the frame where the lower part of the door meets the frame.
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Re: Please help! Need model number based on pictures
« Reply #13 on: April 23, 2011, 06:41:17 PM »
The 8 inch 2 prong plug in burner is WB30X219 the 6 inch is WB30X218
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Re: Please help! Need model number based on pictures
« Reply #14 on: April 23, 2011, 07:01:33 PM »
I believe tgoods is probably right on it being the wrong element in the first place.  The other burners are, in fact, 4 pronged.  I don't know how the repairman that came out a while ago didn't notice that unless he was one of those "super discount" types if you know what I mean.  Lol

Anywho, I was super curious and wanting the info so I had my hubby get into the apartment (it's in the same building I live in atm).  He found that the model number was under the left burner (thanks people that suggested that!) and he took a picture of the end of the element as well.







Btw, that stove is seriously nasty.  Going to need my super cleaning gloves on that thing.  Yuck!

 

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