How to Remove a Built-In GE Electric Oven

Although the GE electric wall oven is a reliable appliance, it does require replacement from time to time. They are actually quite simple to remove, once you disconnect the power source. Some units use a power cord while others are hard-wired directly in your home electrical system. Due to the weight of the wall oven, it is necessary to enlist the help of a friend to move the unit.

Turn off the circuit breaker to the GE electric oven. Open the cabinet door above the oven. Locate either the oven power cord or the electrical junction box. Pull the power cord out of the outlet, if your unit uses a power cord. Units that are hard-wired require additional electrical disconnection.

Remove the screws securing the cover to the junction box with a Phillips-head screwdriver, if your unit is hard-wired to the house electrical system. Pull the cover off the junction. Loosen the screw that secures the electrical conduit to the side of the junction box with the Phillips-head screwdriver.

Find the wire caps securing the house wires to the oven wires inside the junction box. Twist the wire caps counterclockwise to remove the from the wire. Separate the wires, and twist a cap on the end of each individual house wire. Pull the electrical conduit with the oven wires away from the junction box.

Open the oven door, and pull out the two cooking racks. Locate the door hinge locks at the bottom corner of the door. Flip the hinge locks forward with your finger to unlock the hinges. Grasp the oven door at both sides with your hands, and close the door halfway. Lift straight up on the door to unhook the hinges from the oven, and move the door out of the way.

Locate the screws securing the bottom trim at the bottom of the oven cavity and face of the cabinet. Remove the screws with a Phillips-head screwdriver. Pull the trim away from the oven.

Pull the side trim pieces away from the oven, starting at the bottom of each side trim. Most of these trim pieces simply snap on and off with your fingers. Find the screws securing the oven to the cabinet and remove the screws with a Phillips-head screwdriver.

Ask a friend to assist you in pulling the GE oven out of the cabinet. Carefully, thread the oven conduit or power cord through the bottom of the cabinet above the oven while pulling the oven out of the wall cabinet.

Things You'll Need

  • Phillips-head screwdriver
  • Helper
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Kenneth Crawford is a freelance writer with more than 10 years of experience. His work has appeared in both print and online publications, including "The American Chronicle." Crawford holds an associate degree in business administration from Commonwealth College.