Thread Number: 63447  /  Tag: Ranges, Stoves, Ovens
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Post# 860261   1/5/2016 at 16:13 (481 days old) by norgeway (mocksville n c )        

Well, the 62 GE while beautiful ,has a few issues, Its safely in my building, covered up, here is what I need, oven door hinge assemblys, a windowed door, Knowledge on the Sensi Temp,It will get red hot from a cold start then shuts off or cuts down to warm, no matter if there is a pot of cold water on it or not, and a new oven thermostat, where would I be able to find these parts, I know the thermostat will be expensive, and probably the other parts too, but  Ive not given up yet, It is the best looking stove I think I ever saw....Any Advice.???

Post# 860347 , Reply# 1   1/6/2016 at 00:00 (480 days old) by PhilR (Quebec Canada)        

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Hans, I never had a GE range with a Sensi-Temp but the Frigidaire Heat Minder burners (I have both the early 1960s Proctor/KS electric bi-metal sensor type and the later Robertshaw hydraulic sensor type) do start hot (or very hot) and when the sensor reaches the temperature that's selected, it cycles on and off to maintain it.

Just like an oven that preheats until it reaches it's temperature but the preheat time varies a lot more depending of what kind of utensil you use and what's in it.
If you fry something, the pan temperature will rise quickly so the sensor will start cycling on and off more rapidly. If you boil a large quantity of water, it takes a while before the water gets hot so even on a low setting, the element will glow red at first. The instruction manual says to always leave the cooking utensil on the burner when it's turned on, otherwise the sensor will not sense the heat from it and the burner will stay on even with the switch on a low setting.

One test that could be done with a thermostatic unit is to place a large flat-bottom utensil with water in it and set it to a temperature a few degrees above the boiling point and see if the water boils. Then lowering the setting below 212 (if the control is graduated in degrees) should make the boiling stop. You can use a thermometer to see if the temperature seems OK at any setting below the boiling point.

Post# 860429 , Reply# 2   1/6/2016 at 14:21 (480 days old) by norgeway (mocksville n c )        
Thats what I did

A 3 qt aluminum pot with 1 qt of water, red hot for about 30 seconds then any setting...

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