Door Lock Problem and Overheating on GE Double Oven – JKP and ZEK series ovens

So you had your oven controller rebuilt at www.FixYourBoard.com and  just put your oven back together.  Everything seems to work except there are some strange symptoms.

Depending on what you have tried, the symptoms could be one or all of the following:

  • Door lock motors run continuously in clean mode.
  • Oven is hotter than the set temperature
  • F2 error (means oven is over heated)
  • Oven temperature readout stays at 100 degrees even though oven may be very hot.

This applies to the following:

  • Control boards (ERC) :WB27K5209,WB27K5213, WB27K5211, WB27K5210, WB27K5119, WB27K5208, WB27K5120, WB27K5048, WB27K5047
  • Model series: 3634842 9114842 JKP44GP JKP44GT JKP44GV JKP45WP JKP45WT JKP45WV JKP54GP JKP54GT JKP54GV JKP55WP JKP55WT JKP55WV JKP56AS JKP56AT JKP56AV ZEK754G ZEK755W ZEK756G ZEK757W

How can this be?  FixYourBoard.com has a two year warranty and performs a full functional test before return shipping.

Answer: A very simple and common hookup problem is the culprit.  Luckily, this should cause no damage and is easy to correct.

The following picture illustrates how the controller should be hooked up.  If you are reading this, it is probably because you have seen one or more of the symptoms and should verify your connections.   There is a good chance that the lower oven harness is connected to J4 and the upper oven harness is connected to J3.  Swap those connections and you should be working like new!


A complete list of models is: 3634842594, 9114842593, 9114842594, 9114842993, JKP44GP1, JKP44GP2BG, JKP44GP3BG, JKP44GP4BG, JKP44GT1BB, JKP44GT2BB, JKP44GV1BB, JKP45WP1, JKP45WP2WG, JKP45WP3WG, JKP45WT1WW, JKP45WT2WW, JKP45WV1WW, JKP54GP1BG, JKP54GP2BG, JKP54GP3BG, JKP54GP4BG, JKP54GT1BB, JKP54GT2BB, JKP54GV1BB, JKP55WP1WG, JKP55WP2WG, JKP55WP3WG, JKP55WT1WW, JKP55WT2WW, JKP55WV1WW, JKP56AS1AA, JKP56AT1AA, JKP56AT2AA, JKP56AV1AA, ZEK754GP1, ZEK754GP2BG, ZEK754GP3BG, ZEK754GP4BG, ZEK754GP5BG, ZEK754GP6BG, ZEK754GP7BG, ZEK755WP1, ZEK755WP2WG, ZEK755WP3WG, ZEK755WP4WG, ZEK755WP5WG, ZEK755WP6WG, ZEK756GP2BG, ZEK756GP3BG, ZEK756GP4BG, ZEK756GP5BG, ZEK756GP6BG, ZEK756GP7BG, ZEK757WP1WG, ZEK757WP2WG, ZEK757WP3WG, ZEK757WP4WG, ZEK757WP5WG, ZEK757WP6WG, and more


Obsolete Keypad/Touchpanel Causing F1/F7? Don’t Scrap Your GE Wall Oven

Are you having trouble finding a keypad for your General Electric built in oven?  Don’t worry, there are options to restore critical oven functions.   For $150 you can have the basic functionality restored to your oven.   This page discusses an option that will keep you from having to replacing an oven which can cost thousands of dollars.   A simple keypad repair can turn into a headache due to an ‘no longer available’ (NLA)  or obsolete touchpad.  Most parts for GE ovens are available for a very long time but the touch pad seems to be an exception to this.  The control panel is made of a sealed membrane switch that wears out over time.  Once this part fails, the oven can become unresponsive, beep randomly or throw error codes like F1 and F7 codes.

The following picture shows an example of how new switches are placed over an obsolete control panel.  Note that the appearance of your oven will change.

You Send us the Touchpad and We can Modify like this one.  White/Black/Almond
You send us the touchpad and we can modify like this one. White/Black/Almond

 

Below is a list of part numbers that you can’t buy and corresponding model numbers that apply.  If you don’t see your model, contact info@applianceboards.com for help.

WB36K5066$150 at Amazon – Models: JKP44GP1 , JKP44GP2BG , JKP44GP3BG , JKP44GP4BG
WB36K5067$150 at Amazon – Models: JKP45WP1 , JKP45WP2WG , JKP45WP3WG
WB36K5087$150 at Amazon – Models: ZEK754GP1 , ZEK754GP2BG , ZEK754GP3BG , ZEK754GP4BG , ZEK754GP5BG , ZEK754GP6BG , ZEK754GP7BG
WB36K5088$150 at Amazon -Models: ZEK755WP1 , ZEK755WP2WG , ZEK755WP3WG , ZEK755WP4WG , ZEK755WP5WG , ZEK755WP6WG

WB36K5236$150 at Amazon -Models: ZEK736GP1BG, ZEK736GP2BG, ZEK736GP3BG, ZEK736GP4BG, ZEK736GP5BG, ZEK736GP6BG

WB36K5237$150 at Amazon Models: ZEK737WP1WG, ZEK737WP2WG, ZEK737WP3WG, ZEK737WP4WG, ZEK737WP5WG, ZEK737WP6WG
WB36K5238 $150 at Amazon Models: ZEK756GP2BG , ZEK756GP3BG , ZEK756GP4BG , ZEK756GP5BG , ZEK756GP6BG , ZEK756GP7BG
WB36K5239$150 at Amazon Models: ZEK757WP1WG , ZEK757WP2WG , ZEK757WP3WG , ZEK757WP4WG , ZEK757WP5WG , ZEK757WP6WG
WB36K5240$150 at Amazon Models: JKP54GP1BG , JKP54GP2BG , JKP54GP3BG
WB36K5241$150 at Amazon Models: JKP55WP1WG , JKP55WP2WG , JKP55WP3WGat

WB36K5242$150 at Amazon Models: JKP16GP2BG, JKP16GP1BG, JKP16GP3BG, JKP16GP4BG, JKP16GPI, JKP17WPI

WB36K5243$150 at Amazon Models: JKP16GPI, JKP17WPI, JKP17WP1WG, JKP17WP3WG, JKP17WP2WG

WB36K5342$150 at Amazon Models: JKP56AS1AA , JKP54GT1BB , JKP54GT2BB
WB36K5453$150 at Amazon -Models: JKP55WT1WW , JKP55WT2WW
WB36K5454$150 at Amazon -Models: JKP56AT1AA , JKP56AT2AA
WB36K5458$150 at Amazon -Models: JKP44GT1BB , JKP44GT2BB
WB36K5459$150 at Amazon -Models: JKP45WT1WW , JKP45WT2WW
WB36K5503$150 at Amazon -Models: JKP56AV1AA
WB36K5505$150 at Amazon -Models: JKP55WV1WW
WB36K5506$150 at Amazon  Models: JKP54GV1BB,  JKP55WV1WW, JKP56AV1AA  JKP56AV1AA
WB36K5507$150 at Amazon Models: JKP45WV1WW
WB36K5508$150 at Amazon -Models: JKP44GV1BB

WB36K5521$150 at Amazon -Models: JTP16GV2BB, JTP16GV1BB, JCTP16GV1BB, JCTP16GV2BB, JCTP16GV3BB

WB36K5522 $150 at Amazon -Models: JTP17WV2WW, JTP17WV1WW, JCP17WV2WW, JCTP17WV1WW, JCTP17WV2WW, JCTP17WV3WW

WB36K5524$150 at Amazon -Models: JTP17WV2WW, JTP17WV1WW, JCP17WV2WW, JCTP17WV1WW, JCTP17WV2WW, JCTP17WV3WW

WB36K5528$150 at Amazon -Models: JTP44GV1BB , JTP44GV2BB
WB36K5531$150 at Amazon  -Models: JTP45WV1WW , JTP45WV2WW
WB36K5537$150 at Amazon -Models: JTP54GV1BB , JTP54GV2BB
WB36K5538$150 at Amazon -Models: JTP55WV1WW , JTP55WV2WW
WB36K5539$150 at Amazon -Models: JTP56AV1AA , JTP56AV2AA

WB36K5570$150 at Amazon  -Models: Many Kenmores including 911.4115590 and 91141159590

WB36K5573$150 at Amazon -Models: Many Kenmores including 911.4115591

Don’t see your part number or model number? Have questions? Contact info@applianceboards.com.

This picture show an example of how we can modify your panel with new buttons.  This modification with new buttons results in a robust reliable oven.

You Don’t Have to Scrap Your Oven Just Because the Low Voltage Transformer is Obsolete

We get calls from owners of expensive ovens in search of a transformer equivalent to replace a failed, no-longer-available low voltage oven transformer. These transformers sometimes fail due to a power surge, a lightning storm induced transient, self clean cycle or an over temperature condition.

The problem is that there are typically multiple output voltage windings on these devices which makes it difficult to cross to an off-the-shelf part. Nobody wants to scrap out an entire oven just because the low voltage transformer has failed and supply of a new replacement has been discontinued by the manufacturer.

In response to this need, we have developed a method to test and, when possible, repair these devices. In most cases we have found that the transformer can be reliably and safely repaired.

If your oven transformer has failed consider sending it to us at FixYourBoard for repair. Don’t scrap your oven without considering this cost effective, environmentally responsible alternative!

Some example part numbers are: 205C2191P002 WB20K5008 WB20K5063 WB20X10005 which are used in a variety of GE ovens similar to these models: JCTP16 JKP17 JKP18 JKP44 JKP45 JKP55 JKP54 JKP56 JTP16 JTP17 JTP18 JTP44 JTP45 JTP55 JTP56 ZEK734 ZEK736 ZEK737 ZEK754 ZEK755 ZEK756 ZEK757 and many others.

How to Remove an Oven Control Board

If you own an oven, chances are at some point you will need to access the electronics behind the control panel.  Doing it yourself can save you some money and is easy to do on most ovens.  Regardless of what you may hear, the control boards on all appliances are repairable.  Many times, control board repair is the only option because they are obsolete or no longer available from the manufacturer.  A good example of a repair service company is www.FixYourBoard.com.

This posting shows the basic steps for removing a control board from a built-in electric Whirlpool model .  A similar process applies to Kitchenaid, GE, Thermador, Dacor, Jennair and many others. This process is just as easy on most other oven brands and once you do it, you will be glad you tackled the job.  All you usually need is a screw driver and a refreshing drink.  This post covers the basic steps that one should follow.

1.  Turn Off Power to Oven

This is the single most important step.  This is for your safety and to protect the electronics of the oven.  Removing power ensures that no wires will be shorted to other metal parts.   This is done with the circuit breaker.  Find the right one and make sure it turns off all lights in the oven and control panel.

2.  Remove Mounting Hardware

Front View Screw Locations

Side view of screws holding control panel

This whirlpool has mounting screws for the support brackets on the sides of the oven door.  These can be removed by opening the door and removing the holding screws.

3.  Take Notes and Pictures

Now, the control panel should be loose and you can pull it out to see what is behind the control panel.  This is great time to take some notes and pictures.  This is quick to do and you will glad you did once it is time to re-install the control board.

Behind Front Touchpad

In most cases as in this one, you will see the control board attached to the front panel.  Again, before you remove the control board from the panel or disconnect any wires, it is recommended that you take some snapshots before going any further.

Once the connections are removed and the control board is free, all you have to do is wrap it with some cushioning and put it in a box.  Most control boards will be fixed, tested and returned to your door step within a week.