How to Replace a Surface Burner Valve in Your GE Range

The control knobs on your GE gas range model JGBP25DEMWW attach to shafts which extend from components called surface burner valves. The valves control the flow of gas running to your stove’s burners. If you try to turn one of the burner knobs and it sticks for a moment or it doesn’t move at all, the surface burner valve is likely malfunctioning. Replacing the faulty valve is the only way to fix this problem.

How to Replace a Surface Burner Valve in Your GE Oven

To avoid electrocution, unplug your range from the wall or shut it off at the circuit breaker. Before attempting to repair your appliance, turn off its gas supply valve. We strongly recommend wearing work gloves and safety goggles to protect your eyes and hands during the repair.
  1. Remove all four burner grates from your stove top. Then, take off the burner caps and bases. Underneath those components, you’ll find screws which secure the orifice holders to the stove’s main top. Use a Phillips screwdriver to unthread the screws. Once the screws are out, insert a putty knife underneath the stove top at each corner to release the spring clips holding the main top to the stove. With the spring clips disengaged, lift the main top up and off your range.
  2. Pull the control knobs off your stove, and unthread the screws found underneath them. Next, open the oven door and take out the screws located on the bottom of the burner control panel. Then, remove the panel from the front of your range.
  3. Using a wrench, loosen the retaining nut that holds the burner tube and the faulty surface burner valve together. Once the nut is loose, detach the tube from the valve.
  4. Unthread the screw securing the valve bracket to the appliance. Remove the bracket, and take the spark switch and dust cover off the defective burner valve shaft.
  5. Now it’s time to install the new burner valve. Start by sliding the spark switch and dust cover onto the valve shaft. Your burner valve has a port on top of it. Make sure the port lines up with the opening on the appliance’s manifold pipe. Once the new valve is situated, secure it with the bracket and screw you took off the old valve.
  6. With the new surface burner valve attached, you can start reassembling your range. First, reconnect the burner tube to the valve, and tighten its nut to secure the connection. Then, place the burner control panel back on the front of the range and add the screws to hold it in place. Slide the control knobs on the burner valve shafts and put the main top back on the stove. Push the igniters through the small holes on the stove top. Replace the screws you took out, and reinsert the burner bases, caps, and grates.
  7. Plug-in your range and turn the gas supply on. Then, try out the new surface burner valve by turning on the burner it’s connected to.
If you have questions about your range or need help diagnosing a malfunction, please contact us today to set up an appointment with one of our highly trained appliance repair technicians.