1960(ish) GE P7 (P*7) electric dual oven standalone range
Model #: J 4790L2WH
Serial #: GL237559
My old POS range recently died and I decided to drag this HEAVY monstrosity into my kitchen from my garage where it had been stored for the better part of 5 years. I fired it up first to make sure everything was working before I committed myself to 2 cans of oven cleaner and an entire days worth of blood, sweat and beers (My sister took really good care of it, but it was never cleaned before putting it into storage). To my surprise and much delight, everything worked, so I prayed to the beer gods for plentiful harvest and received a 12 pack of the good stuff for my journey into the depths unknown.
1.) I sprayed, then drank, read some news, drank some more and then cleaned and drank some more until I was, err... IT was *SHINY-PURTY* new. Then I fired it up... Everything was golden until I turned off the oven and switched to broil. The indicator light when the oven was on *WAS* working fine until I switched it to broil. The indicator light came on for a brief second or two and then went out. I tried switching back to oven but the light never came back on -- I left the oven on for about 5 minutes to make sure that it wasn't just the light, but alas, no juice to the elements (both oven and broil). I tried switching it to "Clean" and a fan kicked on, the P7 Oven Cleaning panel lit up the "Locked" indicator and nothing more happened.
2.) While cleaning, I noted that the locking mechanism on the door won't engage. It will slide to the "Cook" position but not engage the lock and will partially slide into "Clean" position but not engage and lock the door. I attempted to determine how to get the range top to open to examine the locking mechanism but couldn't figure out how to lift it. I eventually decided to try the back of the unit, but after about 8 screws and 2 panels, it still wasn't obvious how to get the top open. I discovered a Wiring Schematic, but that was about as helpful as an instruction assembly manual written in Mandarin.
Any chance you guys happen to have a manual and exploded parts diagram of this unit? Any thoughts on where to start with the element and/or getting the top lifted?
Thanks in advance!!!