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FIXED GE PT916SM2SS wall oven turns off sporadically

Andy1234

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Oct 10, 2019
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Location
Virginia
Model Number
PT916SM2SS
Brand
GE
Age
6-10 years
GE PT916SM2SS wall oven turns off sporadically when I am cooking something. The oven turns off, none of the buttons work, but the clock is still on. it does not regain functionality if I reset the power. It does not seem to work again until it cools down. It seem that the problem usually occurs when the door is opened to check the food during cooking. There are no error codes when the problem occurs. I have replaced the control board and that did not fix the problem. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
 

Jake

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Hi Andy,

It sounds like the Thermal Limit Switch is going bad, or the Fan isn't running. Do you hear the fan running inside the control panel?

Here's another member with this same problem and it was his Fan that was bad:

Here's the Thermal Limit Switch:
WB24T10127 Switch Limit Bimetal


Here's the Fan for your model:
WB26X10264 WB26X10264 Fan Kit


Jake
 

Andy1234

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The fan did go bad, I replaced it about 6 months ago. It is running. It actually continues to run when the oven turns off.
 

Jake

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You can ohm test that thermal limit switch for continuity first before you order it, actually there are two thermal limit switches behind the control panel, you can ohm test both first.

Make sure you turn the breaker OFF to your Wall Oven before opening it up and ohm testing.

Here's the other one:
GE WB24T10060 Limit Switch


You can watch this video to ohm test it for continuity:


Jake
 

Andy1234

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Thank you for all your help. Replaced the GE WB24T10060 Limit Switch and I have run it 4 or 5 times since with no problems. took about 10 minutes, I love this website.

Note to others that may read this, the broken switch tested out fine on a continuity test at room temp. It must have been wearing down to where it broke continuity at to low of a temp.
 

Jake

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Excellent Andy, glad to hear the new limit switch fixed it. (y)

Thanks for the update!

Jake
 
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