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Induction oven problems

Postby Paleo2 » Mon Jun 04, 2018 11:02 am

WE recently got a GE Profile induction oven.

I keep reading about how wonderful these induction ovens are, so we got one,

BIG mistake.

It worked OK for a couple of weeks, and since then it hasn't worked properly. This is a very complex piece of equipment, and if any part to it doesn't work properly, the whole thing doesn't work.

This has been going on for a long time. GE came to fix it, couldn't fix it. So they shipped a new part. It takes 2 weeks for them to ship and install a new part. Meanwhile, what are we supposed to do during that time? They install the new part, and less than an hour after the repairman leaves, the stove stops working.

I would highly recommend something a lot lower tech. Get an electric range, or a gas range, just avoid the induction ovens.

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Re: Induction oven problems

Postby jman111 » Mon Jun 04, 2018 11:34 am

I think you mean induction cooktop (or induction range), not oven, right? Or is there some new oven technology that I haven't heard of?

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Re: Induction oven problems

Postby Ducatista » Mon Jun 04, 2018 11:59 am

That sucks, Paleo2, sorry to hear it.

We got our KitchenAid range with induction top last summer and love it. I was the last of my siblings to go induction—the earliest adopter in the family has had hers for many years, no problems to date.

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Re: Induction oven problems

Postby Paleo2 » Mon Jun 04, 2018 1:29 pm

We swapped out the control board and it still doesn’t work.

The store is supposed to swap it out for a completely new one very soon. Hopefully it will work. We are extremely upset by this point.

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Re: Induction oven problems

Postby Ducatista » Mon Jun 04, 2018 3:28 pm

Oof, I would be, too.

Paleo2 wrote:Meanwhile, what are we supposed to do during that time?

This is gonna sound like throwing good money after bad, but: you can get a nice standalone induction burner for well under $100. You've already got induction-ready cookware, and it could at least tide you over while your range is on the fritz.

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Re: Induction oven problems

Postby Paleo2 » Mon Jun 04, 2018 3:52 pm

They will replace it tomorrow afternoon.

It took a lot of screaming and threats to arrange this.

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Re: Induction oven problems

Postby Paleo2 » Mon Jun 04, 2018 4:13 pm

jman111 wrote:I think you mean induction cooktop (or induction range), not oven, right? Or is there some new oven technology that I haven't heard of?


Yes

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Re: Induction oven problems

Postby jman111 » Mon Jun 04, 2018 4:26 pm

Thanks.

I'm curious, are your problems limited to the cooktop (induction)? Or are there problems with other features as well (eg, oven operation, timer/clock, etc)?

We finally gave up on our old double-oven, dual fuel Jenn-Air range because of electronics issues. There were only a couple of options for a similar replacement. We settled on a KitchenAid range and have had no problems so far.

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Re: Induction oven problems

Postby Paleo2 » Mon Jun 04, 2018 6:26 pm

Just the induction part.

We swapped out the control panel today. Still problems

I mean, this is a brand new oven!

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Re: Induction oven problems

Postby Dust Mite Rodeo » Mon Jun 04, 2018 10:06 pm

GE's appliance business was sold to Haier (of China) more than a year ago. As part of the deal, Haier has the rights to use the GE trademark. Not that that has anything to do with any perceived loss or gain in product quality.

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Re: Induction oven problems

Postby snoqueen » Tue Jun 05, 2018 3:33 pm

Have you searched to find out if this particular model, or the whole line, is unusually trouble-prone?

Maybe you just got a lemon, maybe not.

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Re: Induction oven problems

Postby Paleo2 » Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:39 pm

We will soon find out.

A lot of yelling and screaming yesterday and we got the store to swap it out for a new one.

So far so good, but the other one took a few weeks to stop working properly.

We can’t say GE was very helpful. It took two weeks to swap out a part when if they were in the ball it would have been a few days.

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Re: Induction oven problems

Postby Paleo2 » Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:40 pm

Dust Mite Rodeo wrote:GE's appliance business was sold to Haier (of China) more than a year ago. As part of the deal, Haier has the rights to use the GE trademark. Not that that has anything to do with any perceived loss or gain in product quality.


Interesting.

Mrs. Liberal was trying to support American workers by getting an American brand. She didn’t want to buy a Chinese brand.

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Re: Induction oven problems

Postby Dust Mite Rodeo » Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:04 pm

If it's "profile" it was still built at "Appliance Park" in the US

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Re: Induction oven problems

Postby Paleo2 » Wed Jun 06, 2018 8:00 pm

Dust Mite Rodeo wrote:If it's "profile" it was still built at "Appliance Park" in the US


Thanks. I feel better about that. Mrs. Liberal did NOT want to buy a Chinese appliance if a good American one was available.

There are times when we simply cannot find what we want made in the USA.


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