When Should You Replace the Electronic Control Board in Your GE Electric Range

Twin Cities Appliance
September 10, 2020
Oven Repair

The electronic control board in your GE Electric Range model JBP81BKBB provides your oven’s bake and broil functions with voltage to heat up. While not the most common culprit behind a non-heating oven, a faulty control board should be considered a possibility once you’ve tested more likely components, such as the bake or broil element, or a tripped thermal fuse. After you’ve ruled out more probable malfunctions, your next step is to inspect the electronic control board. Unfortunately, there is no way to test the board, but you can examine the part for indications of a burned-out circuit. If you believe the control board is the issue behind your non-operational oven, you’ll need to replace it.

Appliance Repair Tips

  • Before starting your electric oven repair, unplug the appliance or turn off its power supply at your home’s circuit breaker.
  • Keep your hands and eyes protected by wearing work gloves and safety goggles.
  • If you encounter any obstacles while repairing your GE range, please stop what you’re doing and contact a professional appliance repair technician.

How to Replace the Electronic Control Board in Your GE Electric Range

  1. Pull your range forward, creating enough room for you to access the back of the appliance. Using a Phillips screwdriver, unthread the screws securing the upper, rear access panel. Once the screws are out, take the panel off the range.
  2. Now that you have a clear view of the electronic control board, disconnect the wire harnesses running to the component.
  3. Take out the two screws that hold the control board to the appliance. Then, pull the electronic control board out of your range.
  4. Line up the new electronic control board with the mounting bracket in the range. Replace the component screws, and tighten them with your Phillips screwdriver to secure the part.
  5. Reconnect the four control board wire harnesses.
  6. After the new electronic control board is securely in place, reattach the range’s upper, rear access panel.
  7. To finish off your repair, plug-in your range and return the appliance to its proper place.

If the new electronic control board did not fix your oven’s inability to heat, please contact us today, and we’ll send one of our highly trained appliance repair technicians to your home to diagnose and fix the malfunction.

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