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GE Oven Major Issues

GE Oven Overheating and Safety Concerns

  1. Immediate Actions:
    • If you notice that your GE oven is overheating, turn it off immediately to prevent further heating. Also, unplug the oven from the electrical outlet or turn off the circuit breaker to ensure it’s not receiving power.
  2. Ventilation Inspection:
    • Check the oven’s ventilation system and exhaust vent for any obstructions. Proper ventilation is essential to dissipate heat and prevent overheating. Clear any blockages if present.
  3. Excessive Preheating:
    • Avoid excessive preheating time. Set the oven to the desired temperature, and allow it to preheat for the recommended duration. Overheating can occur if the oven is left on the highest setting for extended periods.
  4. Calibration Adjustment:
    • Some GE ovens allow for temperature calibration. Refer to your oven’s user manual for instructions on how to adjust the calibration settings to prevent overheating.
  5. Oven Sensor Test:
    • The oven sensor monitors the temperature and sends feedback to the control board. Test the sensor’s continuity using a multimeter to ensure it’s functioning accurately. Replace the sensor if needed.
  6. Control Panel Check:
    • Examine the oven’s control panel for malfunctioning buttons or settings. If it’s not responding correctly, there may be a control board issue that needs to be addressed.
  7. Thermal Fuse Inspection:
    • The thermal fuse is a safety device that can blow if the oven gets too hot. Inspect the thermal fuse, and if it’s blown, it needs to be replaced.
  8. Professional Technician:
    • For issues that you cannot resolve on your own or if the oven continues to overheat after addressing the above concerns, contact a professional appliance repair technician. They have the expertise to diagnose and repair more complex issues that may be causing the overheating.
  9. Safety Precautions:
    • If you suspect a gas leak or smell gas while your oven is overheating (for gas ovens), immediately turn off the gas supply and ventilate the area. Contact your gas provider and a professional technician to address the issue.

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