GE XL 44 oven temperature control knob -free spinning

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Old 04-30-19, 04:58 PM
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GE XL 44 oven temperature control knob -free spinning

I have an older GE XL44 Range model JGBP30CEA1CC with a free spinning oven temperature control knob. I replaced the knob alone and that is not the problem. The oven is useable for the time being, but it is very hard setting the temperature. It's as if a spring had popped and there's no tension on the knob. The knob has become very touchy and I'd like to replace it now. I've noticed there have been other questions before looking for the same answer for this problem. Did anyone have any luck fixing it? Any help will be gratefully appreciated!
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Old 04-30-19, 10:13 PM
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Looking at the picture below...... is the arrow pointing to where the temperature knob would be ?
If yes...... technically the entire control board gets replaced. That's around $200.
If you are handy..... that control part may be able to be changed.

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Yes, that's where the knob would go. So I'd need a new control board? That's what I was thinking, but I was hoping it was just a little itty-bitty spring that would cost me $1.00 LOL
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Old 05-02-19, 08:49 PM
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Maybe I misunderstood. Is the problem just the knob or is that shaft coming off the board loose ?
I see that the GE knob is no longer available but as far as I know that should be a standard 1/4" D shaft and any knob that fits a D shaft will work.

I had seen universal knobs at depot.
You might check the home improvement stores for universal oven knobs.
 
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Old 05-21-19, 12:48 PM
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Pete,
Thanks for your replies. I fixed it! So it WAS the control panel and now I understand why the knob itself is no longer available as a part. Too many people ordered the knob thinking that was the answer and never returned it to the repair parts department as the wrong part. So I replacement control board, which actually was pretty easy. But now the replacement knob I ordered that was "compatible" with the original knob, is a bit off. It works, but the knob doesn't point to the right temperature. Luckily, the oven also as a digital read-out that tells the temperature regardless of the dial. I thought you might like to hear that your advice was spot on. Thanx!
 
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Thanks for letting us know how you made out.

I have those controls but they need to be soldered in place which is not always the easiest project.
 
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One more, here's a picture of the oven temperature knob "compatible"
 
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Old 05-23-19, 07:20 PM
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Good job. It's compatible because it fits the control shaft.

At one time there was a knob that had the D insert in the middle held in place with a setscrew.
This way you could set the knob to point in any direction.
 
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