How to Fix the Regulator on GE Stoves

GE gas stoves have a regulator that is part of the gas shut-off valve.

Sealed Burner Model

If you are attempting to operate your oven and it will not light, but your stove’s burners operate normally, your regulator may have been tripped. Once the regulator trips, the oven will not have access to the gas line and will not operate. Depending on your GE model, the regulator may be in one of two places, but the repair is the same for both models. If you have sealed burners, then the regulator will be located under the oven and if you have twin burners, the regulator will be located under the stove top. Fixing the regulator only takes a few minutes and, depending on your model, may not require the use of tools.

Step 1

Pull out the oven’s storage drawer, or warming drawer, by pulling the drawer forward and lifting it off the track. Some stoves have a kickplate that you will need to unscrew from the front of the stove. To remove the kickplate, locate the screws on the front of the plate and use a Phillips screwdriver to unscrew them.

Step 2

Look toward the back of the opening, from where you removed the drawer, and find the gas shut-off lever.

Step 3

Locate the regulator on the gas shut-off lever. The regulator is a small box that has a small lever on the side of it.

Step 4

Pull the lever out to open it and allow the gas to flow to your oven.

Step 5

Reverse the steps to replace the drawer or kickplate.

Twin Burner Model

Step 1

Grasp the front of the stove’s top and lift up to open it.

Step 2

Look toward the back, right side of the opening and find the gas shut-off lever.

Step 3

Locate the regulator on the gas shut-off lever. The regulator is a small box that has a small lever on the side of it.

Step 4

Pull the lever out to open it and allow the gas to flow to your oven.

Step 5

Close the stove’s top by pushing in on the hinges and lowering the top.

Things You Will Need

  • Phillips screwdriver

Tip

  • If this does not fix the problem, you may need to purchase a new gas valve.

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