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GE Cafe Model CGS980SEM1SS Range Keeps Locking

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#1 MustLearnSamuraiWay

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 04:18 PM

Konnichiwa,

I think the electronic panel on my GE Cafe model CGS980SEM1SS is shot. We can set the temp, and the oven will turn on, but after 10 minutes (or more or less -- somewhat random), the control panel says "LOC" and the oven stops operating. Lately it doesn't even say "loc" any longer and just turns off. The control panel no longer responds. If we unplug it and plug it back in, it will work again, but will ultimately lock up.

I suspect we should purchase a new electronic panel. Any advice? Is it difficult to replace? Are there any instructional materials on appliantology??!!

Arigato,

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 07:29 PM

sounds like a bad Oven Controller
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Posted 15 October 2012 - 06:59 AM

Sounds more like a possible stuck "LOCK" key on the touchpad, ("Gas/Control Lockout - hold 3 sec.") or maybe the connector cable between the touchpad and the oven controller has gotten pinched or damaged causing it to think the lockout key is being pressed.

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 09:18 AM

... the oven will turn on, but after 10 minutes ... the control panel says "LOC" and the oven stops operating.

I'm not sure on that brand / model, but
would the Oven shut OFF if the LOC feature was enabled while the Oven was ON ?
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Posted 17 October 2012 - 09:01 PM

Thanks. I'm going to give the control board a shot. The loc condition doesn't always happen. Sometimes the oven just shuts down. Unplugging and plugging it back in usually brings it back to life.

Any advice on how to get to the control board?

Edited by MustLearnSamuraiWay, 17 October 2012 - 09:04 PM.


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Posted 19 October 2012 - 02:50 PM

I must have a hundred GE oven manuals but I can't find one for this model number.
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Posted 21 November 2012 - 11:36 AM

Well, guys, here's the latest: I replaced the control panel (not the display panel), and the problem is still happening. The oven comes on, runs up to temperature and then shuts off. Unplugging it resets it so that you can turn it back on. However, sometimes that does not even work and you have to unplug it and wait for "awhile". My wife says the problem is worse at temperatures at or above 450. But it can also happen when running at 325. I found this thread, which seems very similar to our problem:

http://tinyurl.com/aj6mj3e

The solution there was to replace the heat sensor. I took the heat sensor out of our oven and checked the resistance. The resistance was 1085 ohms at room temperature, which is in range.

My next thought is to go ahead and replace the heat sensor anyway -- perhaps it is malfunctioning at higher temperatures? Seems like a reasonable thing to try since it's dirt cheap -- $20.

Any other suggestions?

Thanks,

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 12:32 PM

... heat sensor anyway -- perhaps it is malfunctioning at higher temperatures?

very possible
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Posted 26 November 2012 - 12:57 PM

I replaced the heat sensor, which did *not* fix the problem. Back to square one. I suppose I'll try Sensei's suggestion and replace the touch pad. Other suggestions? What else could be left?

Touchpad assembly WB27K10311

http://www.repaircli...7K10311/1473955

Edited by MustLearnSamuraiWay, 26 November 2012 - 12:58 PM.


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Posted 26 November 2012 - 01:25 PM

I believe Brother Willie called the dance steps on this one:

Sounds more like a possible stuck "LOCK" key on the touchpad, ("Gas/Control Lockout - hold 3 sec.") or maybe the connector cable between the touchpad and the oven controller has gotten pinched or damaged causing it to think the lockout key is being pressed.

Touchpad assembly WB27K10311
http://www.repaircli...7K10311/1473955
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