GE Oven Shuts Off By Itself [Reasons & Easy Fix]

GE JK3800SHSS Combination Wall Oven

It can be quite annoying to be in the process of making a meal then noticing that the oven shut off. If you would like to fix this, keep reading. We will talk about why your GE oven shuts off by itself and the steps you need to follow to fix it.

Why Does My GE Shut Oven Shut Off By Itself?

There are three things that can make your GE oven shut off by itself. These three things are improper ventilation, a faulty thermostat, or faulty heating element.

GE Oven Shuts Off By Itself — How To Fix

We have listed the three possible reasons why your GE oven shuts off by itself so, now, we will show you the solutions.


Like we said before, improper ventilation could be why your oven shuts off by itself. If the oven doesn’t have enough space to breath, it could cause it to overheat which in turn would make it shut off. If your oven doesn’t have enough breathing space, move it out a bit when in use.

The Thermostat

A faulty thermostat may also be the reason why your oven shuts off by itself. Read this article to learn how to replace the thermostat in a GE oven.

The Heating Element

To replace the heating element in a GE oven, do the following…

Step 1: Unplug the oven from the outlet.

Step 2: Open the oven door and remove the racks in the oven.

Step 3: Take out the two screws which secure the heating element to the oven. The to screws will be on the lower back wall of the oven.

Step 4: Gently pull out the heating element.

Step 5: When you see wire connectors, stop pulling and disconnect them.

Step 6: Closely inspect the heating element for damage. If it is burnt or cracked in any way,  dispose it and get a new one.

Step 7: Connect the wires to the new heating element.

Step 8: Push the heating element back in.

Step 9: Hold the heating in element with the two screws.

Step 10: Slide the oven racks back into the oven.

Step 11: Close the door of the oven.

Step 12: Plug the oven back into the outlet.

Watch the video below for a visual of how to replace the heating element in a GE oven.

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