Discontinued Oven Control Board - Any Options?

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Discontinued Oven Control Board - Any Options?

I have a GE JGBP79WEV1WW gas range that has a very dim display. The Control Board part is discontinued. Some parts sites recommend using WB12K19 as a replacement, but the layout of the buttons is different and it would need a front bezel to match which I haven't yet found. Does anyone know if this Board will fit my range without modification (connectors are the same, mounting opening is the same)? Is there a bezel that matches? If not, do I have any options other than a new stove?
 
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do a web search for "repair oven control board" and you will find several companies that will repair your current board if you ship it to them. Prices and warranties vary so do your homework. Definitely an option if you want to keep your oven since replacements are not cheap. Downside is you have to do the disassembly and then wait for the shipping and repair. Not sure you would find a repairman willing to remove it and then reinstall after you send it for repair so this is pretty much a DIY effort.

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I considered that, but I was hoping to find a used board that fits on eBay. The problem is finding one. It's amazing how many variations of boards GE makes that literally all do the same thing.
 
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What is the EXACT part number on the board you have ?
 
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The parts diagram says it should be Part Number AP2020547
 
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No... AP is the prefix for Appliance Parts Pros. It should be a WB number.

Does this look like your timer board....
Electronic Control Board | Part Number RFR-CCS | GUARANTEED FIT from Sears PartsDirect
 
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No. I couldn't find any other part number.
I will take a photo of the front and post it in the morning.
 
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It looks like this. If you can find the GE part number, that would helpful. I have called a lot of places and nobody seems to be able to find it.
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this might be the board WB12K19 look here
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That's what everyone says but the layout of the display and buttons looks nothing like the photo I posted.
 
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The control board has a place to plug in the keypad on many of these type units. Have you taken the board out and looked at it ?

The WB12K19 may electrically work using your keypad membrane. I'm not a factory authorized repair service for GE so I can't get the detailed cross reference information. Unless I actually had your unit there I can't be 100% sure what needs to be done.
 
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I haven't actually removed it because then my stove is out of commission.

I think you mean that the overlay on the parts diagram and the keypad are the same thing. If so, doesn't it have to line up with the membranes/buttons and display on the control board? If so, the WB12K19 looks absolutely nothing like my overlay. It appears to have 3 displays across with two of them where I have buttons. And by the way, the overlay part is listed as over $550. Almost as much as a new stove! So I really want to keep the one I have!

And I don't want to order the WB12K19 and then be stuck with it if it doesn't fit.

I was really hoping someone could tell me the original discontinued part number so I can search for it on eBay...since old ones turn up all the time. But nobody seems to know it. I even called GE and they couldn't do it.
 
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Put your board # in a google search, many suppliers out there and some will take back parts if not the problem. Just did it and came up with 352 hits.
 
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Do you know the original part number?
 
 

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