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    Default Burnt temperature sensor plug - what do you suggest?

    Model Number: JKP15WW2WW
    Brand: GE
    Age: More than 10 years

    Thanks in advance, guys. My oven started kicking out F3 and then F2 codes, so I pulled the temp sensor to test it with my meter. The plug (male and female) have basically melted together... what next?

    1) Do I pull the oven and tie in a new female plug? (attaches to oven) And replace with a new temp sensor? If so, where can I get the female plug?

    2) Or should I cut the plug, solder in a new sensor? I'm cool with whatever you guys suggest.

    3) As the plug has melted, I don't want to solder the wrong wires together...Is there a "wrong way" to attach the temp sensor wirse? (+ and - side?)?

    4) Last question - my sensor is a #WB21X5301.... Will any oven temp sensor with this part number work? I'm seeing a huge range of prices for them ($25 listed for a Whirlpool/Kenmore Oven to $90 on the GE appliance part site).

    THANKS from TX!
    Last edited by 71Rcode; February 10th, 2012 at 05:32 AM.

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    Hi,

    If the connection on the sensor or the wire harness is not
    applicable to your model, use two ceramic hi-temp wire nut connectors to splice the wires together. Strip insulation on each wire approximately 1/2" from the end.

    Is there a "wrong way" to attach the temp sensor wirse? (+ and - side?)?
    Nope.

    If just the connector, I'd bypass it with the ceramic marr nuts first....replace the sensor only if needed.

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    Hey Jeff, thanks man. Thanks for taking the time to respond.

    All great to know. My sensor tested as good -- so I'll go get a couple ceramic wire nuts and will give it a shot. Funny... I was hesitant about using the wire nuts as the rectangular opening is pretty small.

    This oven has given me trouble before. I replaced the ECU eight months ago to fix an F2 error. She's worked great since then.

    I'll report back. Have a good one.

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    Please do let us know how the repair goes

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