Thread Number: 71830  /  Tag: Ranges, Stoves, Ovens
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Post# 950197   7/27/2017 at 00:21 (304 days old) by jkbff (Happy Rock, ND)        

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Pulled this from a house on the street I grew up. Am thinking about saving it. I know the top oven doesn't work. It has the three size sensa temp burner. It is also p7 self clean on the lower oven.

I am just torn if i want to deal with it or not.

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Post# 950206 , Reply# 1   7/27/2017 at 00:44 (304 days old) by Ultramatic (New York City)        

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That certainly looks TOL. Even has the pull out hood/vent. Whatever you do, I hope it doesn't end up being recycled. Good luck.

Post# 950216 , Reply# 2   7/27/2017 at 04:52 (304 days old) by appnut (TX)        

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What's wrong with the top oven?  I cannot imagine it not being able to be fixed with help from those around here. 

Post# 950233 , Reply# 3   7/27/2017 at 08:11 (303 days old) by dermacie (my forever home (Glenshaw, PA))        

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I have always wanted one.

Post# 950254 , Reply# 4   7/27/2017 at 09:33 (303 days old) by combo52 (Beltsville,Md)        
Excellent TOL GE Range

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They is not much that could be wrong with the simple top oven on these ranges, one problem we have seen on these is people reverse the temperature and oven set knobs when they are removed for cleaning and then wounder why the the oven will not work correctly, LOL.

Post# 950271 , Reply# 5   7/27/2017 at 11:21 (303 days old) by jkbff (Happy Rock, ND)        

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I got here this morning and the owner already had the guys dump it, someone told him I was thinking of taking it and he told them I didn't need it..

It is what it is I guess.

Honestly, had it been a more neutral color I would have just unloaded it last night.

Post# 950320 , Reply# 6   7/27/2017 at 15:53 (303 days old) by LibertyNT (Texoma)        

I have the Hotpoint version of this in the house I just bought. My upper oven works but not the lower oven. The elements tested out fine, the repair guy thinks it could be the thermostat but the part doesn't seem to be available anywhere.

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Post# 950321 , Reply# 7   7/27/2017 at 16:03 (303 days old) by turquoisedude (Ogden & St-Liboire (where??), QC, Canada)        
About that Hotpoint lower oven....

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Does the clock for the range still work?  If not, have a look at the dial for 'hours to cook' and 'start time'; if either dial has a setting marked MAN for 'manual' turn the dial until this position clicks in, then try the lower oven.  I had a Hotpoint built-in years ago that suddenly stopped working after I had cleaned the control panel and inadvertently messed with the timer settings - but I 'fixed' it just by engaging that manual setting.  

Post# 950358 , Reply# 8   7/27/2017 at 19:25 (303 days old) by combo52 (Beltsville,Md)        

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Thats a real shame, considering what great shape it was in you could have just changed out the cook-top oven door Etc from a white one that was not in such great shape. Even just the sensor for the STB was worth around $100.


Hi Paul, HP and GE ranges since the late 50s have a separate Timed Bake position on the oven selector switch so the clock has no bearing on oven operation UNLESS you set the selector Sw to TB instead of bake.

Post# 950365 , Reply# 9   7/27/2017 at 20:20 (303 days old) by cuffs054 (MONTICELLO, GA)        

I put that model in the home I built in 78. Very pleased with it. It should have removable panels in the upper oven that you can put (along with the drip) pans into the bottom oven and self clean the whole mess.  Great stove. Wish someone made it today.

Post# 951970 , Reply# 10   8/7/2017 at 13:02 (292 days old) by LibertyNT (Texoma)        
Hotpoint lower oven

The clock does still work, switching to manual didn't do anything unfortunately. It can go into clean and the cleaning light will come on but the oven still will not get warm. The orange indicator for the lower oven will not come on but does come on for the upper oven which does work. Turning the dial for the lower oven creates and audible pop on a nearby radio so the switch is still getting power.

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