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GE Electric Stove/Oven JBP26G V3AD - miswired lower heating element = big flash and pop

GE JBP model ovens heating bake element wiring

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 10:01 PM

The lower heating element on our GE electric oven, JBP26G V3AD, failed spectacularly last week (it seems the giant sparkler effect is not uncommon when the heating element is failing). I ordered the replacement element but screwed up rewiring it because I did not check the tech sheet/wiring diagram. (For those of you looking for the diagram it is likely attached to the body of the stove and hidden by the drawer - you have to remove the drawer to find it).

The wiring of this heating element needs to be clarified because there is misinformation (at some other sites!) or lack of information about it. The lower heating element has 3 wires connecting to it. Two of the wires are black, one is yellow. The two black wires attach to one terminal of the element, the yellow wire attaches to the other terminal. (The upper heating element has only two black wires attaching to it, one for each terminal).

According to the wiring diagram, this information on the wiring of the element applies to model numbers that start with JBP21G, JBP21S, JBP24G, JBP25G, JBP26G, JBP26W, JBP26A, JBP45G, JBP45W, JBP45A, JBP46G, and JBP47G.

So I miswired the lower heating element, plugged the unit in, turned the oven on, and almost immediately there was a flash and a loud pop from the control panel. The circuit breaker tripped, too.

I rewired the heating element properly, but now it is not heating up when the oven is turned on. The upper heating element works, as do the burners (well, I tested 2 of the 4 and they both worked). Also, some of clock functionality is screwed up - you can't change the time, for example.

Any ideas about what happened and what part or parts need testing/replacing?

I haven't tested the lower heating element for continuity yet.

Also, I will scan in and upload the wiring diagram in a few days when I have access to a scanner. This might help the diagnosis, and there seem to be a number of people looking for the diagram online but without success (not available from GE, for example).

Thanks.

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 10:08 PM

... The lower heating element has 3 wires connecting to it. Two of the wires are black, one is yellow.
... The two black wires attach to one terminal of the element, the yellow wire attaches to the other terminal.
... I miswired the lower heating element, .

What did you do ? ... connect one of the Blacks to Yellow ?

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 10:34 PM

Actually, I attached each black wire to its own terminal and the yellow wire to the screw plate holding the heating element in place. Stupid, really - I don't know why I was thinking the yellow wire would be a ground, but I couldn't remember 3 wires attaching to the element at all. And when I couldn't get an answer to the wiring question online after 1/2 hr plus of searching with continuing pressure from other household members to make the fix, I went for it, with the results reported above (let that be a lesson to you "other household members"). I didn't think of searching for the wiring diagram hidden in the stove until afterward. I mess around with appliances as infrequently as possible, so forget some of the basics like the information you need might be right there in good old paper and ink form......or maybe I'm just getting older.

So you're thinking both a new control board and a new heating element are needed? Or both should be tested?

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 10:46 PM

the heating Element should still be good....can be tested ..
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