Repost of Hotpoint Range Question

I guess all our appliance whizzes mut be vacationing. I'll repost my question in case someone is online today. Thanks.
Hi all.... I have a 30" free-standing Hotpoint range that is 8 years old. It is a self-clean model and the self clean does not function either. All 4 burners function but today the entire clock mechanism and the oven/broiler no longer function. Anyone have some thoughts if this is an " easy" fix. OR is it worth repairing at all considering it is 8 years old and the kitchen will be remodeled in about 3 months. I'm guessing that it would probably run a minimum of $175. to $200 for a control board/ part and the service call. Thanks for any input. John
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I'm not a whiz, but..
You fail to state if this is gas or electric. People refer to "burners" in both cases.
Not sure, what the svc call would be, but you do not even know if this model has a control board. Fancy electronic appliances have control boards, but certainly not all. Eight years is not old for a range, unless you abuse it. Certainly would be cheaper to fix, even if it's $200.
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Thanks. It is an electric range with a ceramic cooking surface.
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This is why I prefer ranges with knobs. I would guess that you have one with at least an electronic (digital) clock and timer functions but the surface ranges are controlled by knobs.
Even if the main oven is controlled by knobs the failed control board may be disabling the oven via the way it does it when you use the timer. Self clean interlock and timer is probably also controlled by that module.
If the clock is dead, its safe to say the module is either fried or there may be an internal fuse or reset. Try flicking off the breaker for the range and turning it back on to see if that resets everything. Next call the support number in the manual for knowledgable advice on what might actually be wrong. They won't tell you how to fix a module but they will definitively debug it to that level with you. They can also tell you the correct part# so you can look for the best price. They may not also tell you how to replace it, its up to you if you think you can handle it.
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time and the surface burners are knobs as you suspected as is the oven/ broiler/slef-clean. Tried a breaker off for 1 minute and then on but it did not work any magic. I asked GEif they could give me some idea on what part/s have failed but they only would tell me to call a service man. I haven't taken the panels off yet to see if there is any internal fuse or breaker. Will try that. Thanks. John
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