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This GE oven is about 15 years old. Never had a problem and nothing has changed. Last week the bake element wouldn't heat. If I turn it off, jiggle it, and turn it back on, it heats up, after a few tries. I have pulled the element out and the connections appear to be tight. I would think that I need a new element, except for the jiggling thing. Is it possible to have an "almost" dead element that can be giving another gasp by jiggling? Or should I be looking for a loose connection somewhere? Just don't want to replace the element and still have the problem. Any thoughts are appreciated.

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Hi.

Using the multimeter check for the 240VAC across the bake element contacts with the oven turned to BAKE.
If the correct voltage is present - replace the element.
If not - provide the model number of the oven for the research.

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PS. Be careful, the 240VAC could be very dangerous.
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I took the element to a parts shop & they suggested replacement so i did. Worked great. Put the oven back together, tried it again and nothing. Checked connections all seem tight. Dont have a multimeter. Now sometimes it gets warm but not warm enough,sometimes nothing, once in a while glows red. Switch going bad? Thermostaat issue? Any ideas are appreciated.
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Hi.

To be a true DIY you should have a basic tools, including the multimeter.That will save you time and money.

To give you any future advise I'd love to have the complete model number of the unit.

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I do a lot of DIY but not a lot of electrical troubleshooting, so never convinced myself to get the multimeter. Its a GE model JBP30BA2AD. Thanks
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Hi.

If the wire harness at the back of the oven is OK - replace the oven control board

Part number: AP2632445

Part number: AP2632445


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Thanks so much for the help. Had a friend with a meter come have a look and sure enough, nothing come out of the control board to the bake element so looks like that is the problem!
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