GE Electric Stove/Oven JBP26G V3AD - miswired lower heating element = big flash and popGE JBP model ovens heating bake element wiring
Posted 16 August 2012 - 10:01 PM
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).
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
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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