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GE cooktop and range hood w/ remote controls
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Post# 1108863   2/20/2021 at 09:43 (1,019 days old) by pulltostart (Mobile, AL)        

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Nice, SS, one of the later versions of this setup.


$300 in Huntsville, AL



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Post# 1108885 , Reply# 1   2/20/2021 at 14:45 (1,019 days old) by CircleW (NE Cincinnati OH area)        

Those are nice. When my cousins lived in Memphis, TN, their kitchen had those in Harvest Gold. I think the house was built in 1974. I was surprised when I saw theirs had knobs rather than pushbuttons.

Post# 1108914 , Reply# 2   2/20/2021 at 18:15 (1,019 days old) by fan-of-fans (Florida)        

I don't think I've seen one with knobs, I like the variable speed fan. I don't think I've ever seen a variable speed GE hood before. What kind of exhaust fan does this use, is it the typical 5 blade propeller, or a blower wheel type fan?

Post# 1108916 , Reply# 3   2/20/2021 at 18:24 (1,019 days old) by bradfordwhite (central U.S.)        

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lol. "remote controls"

imagining controlling the stove with a VCR remote.

'hood mounted controls' might be a better description.

Still, this GE set is a rare one.
And awkward if you only need to replace one of the set.

It's like the 1960s GE 27" slide-in ranges that had a separate wall mounted control box. A friend had one and when she had to replace the stove in the mid 80s, GE no longer made that so got another 27" slide-in but had to leave the non-working control box so as to avoid a big gaping hole.

Post# 1109015 , Reply# 4   2/21/2021 at 14:06 (1,018 days old) by jamiel (Detroit, Michigan)        

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This could have dated to the mid'80s. I remember helping my mom spec her new kitchen in about 1985/6 at Swallen's in Cincinnati...this was a little esoteric from what she wanted--she ended up with a 33" Kitchenaid with a one of the large elements being a high-watt burner. Replaced a 33" Tappan/Youngstown from 1959 when the house was built with 7-detent knobs at the back of the cooktop. She was a little leery of Jenn-Air because of size...

Post# 1109068 , Reply# 5   2/21/2021 at 22:23 (1,018 days old) by CircleW (NE Cincinnati OH area)        

Notice that neither the appliances, nor the booklet, say GE, but rather "A quality product of General Electric Company". This is because both GE and Hotpoint dealers were selling the same built-ins by this time. Swallen's was a Hotpoint dealer for many years, until GE decided to make Hotpoint a budget brand. Many dealers complained, so they also got access to the GE line in the late 80's.

Post# 1109076 , Reply# 6   2/22/2021 at 00:13 (1,018 days old) by tolivac (greenville nc)        

At a yhard sale spotted a hood that had remote pushbuttons for a range top that went with it-the colored GE buttons-loved those from when I was a kid.Someone bought the hood and stove before me!

Post# 1109104 , Reply# 7   2/22/2021 at 07:56 (1,018 days old) by vacerator (Macomb, Michigan)        
Later model with

knobs replacing the push buttons. Lot's of extra wiring behind the wall.

Post# 1109150 , Reply# 8   2/22/2021 at 11:25 (1,017 days old) by CircleW (NE Cincinnati OH area)        

From what I remember, there's one metal-clad cable that joins the two parts.

Post# 1109180 , Reply# 9   2/22/2021 at 14:13 (1,017 days old) by pulltostart (Mobile, AL)        

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This cooktop and hood uses a single metal-sheathed cable with a specific connector to join the two components.  It would be concealed within the wall construction of the house.



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Post# 1109181 , Reply# 10   2/22/2021 at 14:27 (1,017 days old) by bradfordwhite (central U.S.)        

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You can see why these are such a liability to install.

Unless there was a special duct going from the upper to the lower cabinet for that, what appears as a old style printer cable plug, how in the world would one get that in the wall?

It's a relic from the 60s when GE seem to engage in a number of experimental appliance designs.

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Post# 1109232 , Reply# 11   2/22/2021 at 19:43 (1,017 days old) by cadman (Cedar Falls, IA)        

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I'd be curious to see what that connector looks like; I thought they were all hard wired.

I don't think installation would have been too much trouble; most stud bays give you 14.5" to work with and the openings at both ends would be hidden so no special care would really be required. Just punch a hole behind the hood and let gravity do the work as you snake the conduit in, do the same beneath the counter and Bob's your Uncle!

Post# 1109239 , Reply# 12   2/22/2021 at 20:07 (1,017 days old) by combo52 (50 Year Repair Tech Beltsville,Md)        
GE Remote Controlled CTs and Drop In Ranges

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As Cory mentioned these were simple to install, The hood or wall control was hard wired to the electrical panel and then you just plugged in the cable to the range hood or wall control module.


I installed a 1965 unit in our 1965 mountain home about 35 years ago and it was easy and still works great.


These were anything but experimental GE built and sold tens of thousands of them.


John L.

Post# 1109253 , Reply# 13   2/22/2021 at 21:29 (1,017 days old) by bradfordwhite (central U.S.)        

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Yes, plugging the modular plug into the other component was easy, it's the setting that set-up of having to make anme ambiguous hole in the wall that's the problem.

What if the wall is cinder block, or tiled? One would also be breaking a fire stop by making these holes that are right above a kitchen stove.

No other major appliance I know is such a convoluted install.
Just move the appliance in, plug it in, connect water or gas, vent line.

Post# 1109326 , Reply# 14   2/23/2021 at 15:25 (1,016 days old) by appliguy (Oakton Va.)        
I think this set up is from circa 1980

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because the 1980 GE range my mom had for years had the same knobs as the hood in the pictures above. PATRICK COFFEY

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