General Electric (GE) is an American brand of household appliances. The company was founded in the 1878 by the inventor Thomas Edison. In the 1892, it merged with the Thomson-Houston Electric Company, after which it got its modern name. Today, General Electric covers a multitude of industries and activities. The GE has also a unit of the production of household appliances (GE Appliances).
When you’re dealing with a cooktop that won’t turn on, it might seem obvious, but it’s most often caused by a tripped breaker, blown fuse, or a power cord that’s been knocked loose from the power outlet.
Therefore, before proceeding with troubleshooting, start by checking that the unit is, in fact, properly plugged in and that the power is turned on at the outlet’s circuit breaker, which can be found on your home’s main electrical panel.
Depending on the model of your GE cooktop, the unit itself may also have a fuse or breaker that can be reset.
Refer to your owner’s manuals if you’re unable to locate this yourself.
When you have a single element that won’t heat up, it’s most often caused by a faulty element or a wiring issue, but wiring issues are much less common.
If you have a conventional cooktop with burner coils, you can try swapping the faulty burner out with one that functions. If the swapped burner works, you can be sure that the faulty burner simply needs to be replaced.
On the other hand, diagnosing and replacing the elements of a flat, glass top cooktop is a bit more complicated and should never be attempted on your own unless you’re sure of what you’re doing.
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