GE Profile dual oven Latching motor replacement and problems
Model Number: JKP45BW1 Brand:
More than 10 years
I've just gone through a series of part replacements on this and apparently screwed something up on the motor latch assembly. At this point, the control panel and ECB have both been replaced with current models, and then I replaced the motor assembly for the upper oven latch.
Everything appears to work properly on the lower oven, including the self-cleaning cycle. However, the top oven is showing the typical blinking "locked" function that so many people over the years have reported. I've gone through all the online posts on this subject and none of the solutions work for this. However, I did some further looking into the issue and it appears that the motor assembly has somehow gotten "reversed", with the rotor arm putting the physical lock into the LOCKED position, while the switches (there are 2) inside the motor shows UNLOCKED. One post I ran across (and can't find again) suggested that the power leads were reversed (the red-tipped wires). I switched that and tried to start the clean cycle again and once again it started and then stopped with the light back into the blinking mode.
So, I'm looking for a way to tinker with the motor assembly and get it back to a sane state. Can anyone suggest how to do this or is this yet another example of engineering foolishness from GE? (Note: the original motor assembly had an open metal cage that it easy to get to the switches inside. The new one is enclosed from the "front" and has to be totally removed from the physical arm and base mount, and even then getting to the switches is an acrobatic manuever!)