I greatly appreciate all the help everyone is offering. Hopefully with
some greater minds than mine, I can get this resolved. Here's a couple
of issues I've run into so far: GE answer centre has no recognition of
the model number when I tried to order a replacement manual; hooking up
the R,W,B,g as one would expect gives odd results.
As for problem 1, I'll just have to work around it. The closest I've
been able to come in doing a search on the net results in:
- (parts catalogue with an image) which would be great, except they
don't have a manual either. The image on the page might be helpful to
someone with more experience than myself in figuring it out. I would
hate to have to pull this thing apart (as suggested), but will resort
to whatever is necessary in the end. While it is old, it is an unused
cook top in excellent condition - the wall oven is my next job, but at
least it has regular leads.
Weird results from hooking up red, white, black, and ground to
- "Surface Hot" light is always on - the thing didn't have power all
night so it is cold.
- both right burners work, left ones don't
- "unit on" light only comes on with front right or rear left burners
- there is always voltage coming from the yellow (disconnected wire at
this point) to ground
- voltage shows up on the orage lead when either of the left
(non-operational) burners are selected on
I'm going to contact the people (friends) at the kitchen place again
today to see if they can offer any assistance, maybe ask one of their
installers or something. Otherwise, please keep the ideas coming. I
was really hoping to serve Buffalo steaks to the in-laws this weekend
(they would be done on the bbq of course, but I need to cook top for
the trimmings). Oh, and just in case you are wondering, during my
testing, at one point or another I have seen each burner work properly
with the surface hot and unit on lights - just never all 4 at the same
time. I have also tried looking at the manuals for the newer models,
but they only have the expected R,B,W,g leads.