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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.
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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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Re: Please help! Need model number based on pictures
« Reply #15 on: April 23, 2011, 07:52:54 PM »
Ok that one is def a 2 wire bolt on
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Re: Please help! Need model number based on pictures
« Reply #16 on: April 23, 2011, 07:59:03 PM »
You can in fact convert a 4 terminal 3 wire GE element to a 2 wire 2 terminal connection.
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Re: Please help! Need model number based on pictures
« Reply #17 on: April 23, 2011, 09:08:39 PM »
If it was converted from a 4 prong to a 2 prong, then I'm a bit at a loss.  I don't know how they converted it or what type of parts to replace it with.  Can you convert it back to a 4 prong?  Would it be better to do that or to just try to find something that will work with the way it is now?

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Re: Please help! Need model number based on pictures
« Reply #18 on: April 23, 2011, 10:49:28 PM »
If it had a normal infinite switch, a two prong element would work.  Since it's a pushbutton switch, I would go back to four prong, three wire element.  If you could figure out how to wire a two prong to the pushbutton switch without shorting it out, you would only get two levels of heat, low and high.

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Re: Please help! Need model number based on pictures
« Reply #19 on: April 23, 2011, 10:59:17 PM »
Perhaps that's why it doesn't work now anyway...they probably shorted it out.  Lol

Thanks everyone!  I've got the model number now and I will try to get it back to original working order once I can.  I appreciate your guys' time!

 

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