Hotpoint part number 601837 subbed to GE # WB22X5049 and then to WB22X5131. Although all are discontinued, there are currently a couple available at this linkdoes anyone know the replacement part number for the 4 position, 3 heat time bake switch #601837?
Generally it is just referred to as an "oven selector switch" or "bake/broil selector switch".is there a more appropriate name for it?
As long as the connector is an appropriate size to accommodate multiple wires, it shouldn't be a problem unless one of those wires ever needs to be disconnected or changed in which case the connector might need to be cut off again.Is there any harm or disadvantage to double crimping the wires into one female connector?
It could have been tested in place. It looks like the two contacts on each side of the thermostat should close between each other when turned on. I assume they should both be open when OFF. If either set show continuity between them when OFF, the control is likely defective.Is there any way to test a thermostat when it's been pulled to see if it's the culprit?
The thermostat is often referred to as an "oven control" and as near as I can tell it (the thermostat/oven control) would have to be malfunctioning for the oven light to be staying on.when you say the control, do you mean the thermostat or the switch?
You said previously the LIGHT was ON, not the "oven".I've been wondering if it has to be the switch that's fried simply because the oven is on even when it's off
Since according to the wiring diagram a wire goes from terminal C to the same terminal on the thermostat, either terminal is essentially the same thing. If it will prevent a dual wire in a single push-on terminal, it could be moved back to the selector switch terminal if it's not too much trouble. Otherwise it shouldn't hurt anything staying where it is.Rota Grill switch is shown going to terminal C on the selector switch. In reality, that wire is connected to the top right screw of the thermostat
I'm not sure what you mean by that. The hole in the knob for the thermostat shaft is usually "D" shaped. It couldn't be round or it would just slip on the shaft.semi-circular stem into the circular hole of the knob.
I'm afraid i don't know either. It doesn't look to do anything unless it clipped into a horizontal groove in the shaft to hold the knob on??I'm not quite clear what this "spring" is actually for
That knob could very possibly be a right shaft size and the temperature gradations look close. I mainly looked at the 300 mark bring directly opposite broil. I can't tell about the orientation to the flat on the shaft.wondered if this knob would fit as a more permanent solution. It's closer in style to what is on the oven and the right shape.