How to Remove the Timer on a GE Oven

The timer on your GE oven not only keeps track of the kitchen timer, but also houses the clock and often also contains the oven controls. If the timer malfunctions, your oven will not function until a new timer is installed. Rather than hiring a repair technician to replace the timer, you can install the new timer yourself and potentially save hundreds of dollars. Replacement parts for your GE range are available through GE or from an appliance parts website.

Step 1

Pull the oven away from the wall and unplug the power cord from the wall outlet.

Step 2

Remove the screws from the perimeter of the rear cover of the control panel.

Step 3

Remove the mounting screws securing the timer to the control panel.

Step 4

Pull the overlay off of the old timer and affix it to the new timer, if necessary.

Step 5

Install the new timer and secure it using the mounting screws that were removed from the old timer.

Step 6

Transfer the wires from the old timer to the new timer, one at a time.

Step 7

Replace the rear panel of the control panel and restore power to the oven.

Andrew Todd

Andrew Todd has been writing since 2006. He has written for the Consumer Search website and the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Florida. Todd has a Bachelor of Science in criminal justice from the University of Central Florida.