GE Range/Stove/Oven Repair – How to Replace the Oven Temperature Sensor

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Hi, it's Jack. Today we would like to show you how to change the oven temp sensor on your Range. It's a really easy job. Let me show you how we do it. Before we begin this job, the first thing we'll need to do is to remove all of the items in the oven itself and perhaps remove the upper rack as well to give yourself a little more room.

Once you've done that, we'll next disconnect the power, so either pull the Range forward enough that you can unplug it, or locate the electrical panel, turn off the appropriate breaker or remove the appropriate fuses. Now, to change this part, we'll also need to remove the rear access panel, so you'll want to pull the Range forward enough so that you can get behind it. We'll turn it around. To remove this upper panel, there is typically about eight screws secured to the frame of the oven, so we'll just go ahead and remove those. Now just pull down slightly on the top, tilt it back and then lift up on it, and then just set that aside.

Next, we'll locate the wire terminals to the broil element. Now, with the access panel removed, we'll locate the temp sensor. Just release the locking tab on it, separate the two halves of the harness and just straighten that out. Then we'll go to the fan of the oven, open up the door and we'll remove the two screws that secure that sensor to the back wall of the oven.

Then we can pull that out and install the new one. The temp sensor is located up in the left rear corner of the oven here, so we'll next just remove those two screws and slide that sensor in the wire harness out through the opening. Discard the old one. As best you, can straighten out the harness. We'll push it through that insulation really gently, and then line up the mounting bracket with the screw holes.

Reinstall the retaining screws. Tighten those both securely, and now we'll go to the back of the oven where we can reconnect the wire harness. Just make sure that we didn't pull any of that insulation through that opening.

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Line up the two halves of that wire harness connector for the sensor. Make sure they press firmly together so that the locking tab engages, and then next we'll put the rear panel on. We do need to make sure that we line it up properly to make it fit properly.

These two folded over portions on the bottom have a lip on them and they will engage these two tabs that protrude from the back panel. At the same, time the edge of those two tabs has to slide under a folded over edge on the center cover. They will go in underneath those two little tabs. The center portion is notched out a bit there, and it will sit down over the back edge of that.

Engage the two tabs on the edge first, bring it up, clip them in place, and you can tilt that panel forward. You'll need to just put a little tension on it to fit these three tabs across the top and underneath the console. That should keep enough tension on it that we can then reinstall the screws.

Now, once we have that back panel in place, we can push the Range back into position. We are ready to push the Range back into place and reconnect the power, and your repair is complete."