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GE 30 in. 4.8 cu. ft. Gas Range with Manual Clean Oven in White

Want it delivered to your home? Search Internet #203548011. The Hotpoint 30 in. Freestanding Gas Range features a 1-piece upswept porcelain-enamel cooktop that helps contain spilled-over foods and liquids, making cleanup quick and easy. The range's spacious 4.8 cu. ft. oven features 2 sturdy racks that adjust into 6 embossed positions to suit your various baking needs. An oven light and window make it easy to check on the contents without opening the oven door and losing heat.
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Is it 110 v

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Jarber
South Texas
about 30 in. 4.8 cu. ft. Gas Range with Manual Clean Oven in White on
February 15, 2014
I do not have a 220 v circuit. It must be 110 v
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February 16, 2014
Hello - this is Nancy at GE and I am happy to help you.

The Power / Rating requirements of this range are:
Volts/Hertz/Amps 120V; 60Hz; 5A

I hope this helps! Thank you for checking with us!
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Suzy
channelview, texas
March 18, 2014
Yes it uses a 110 v circuit
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where is the oven ready light on this model stove

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Sissy
Portland CT
about 30 in. 4.8 cu. ft. Gas Range with Manual Clean Oven in White on
November 9, 2013
After you turn the stove on to preheat where is the light to indicate the oven has reached temperature?
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November 11, 2013
Hello,

Thank you for your question on the Hotpoint Gas Range
model # RGB526DETWW.

This model does not offer a Pre Heat light indicator. For those models thatdo not have a Pre-Heat indicator light, wait approximately 10-20 minutes to allow oven to complete the Pre-Heat cycle. Pre-Heat cycle too long.

Donna with GE
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Does the top open?

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disableddiyer
new jersey
about 30 in. 4.8 cu. ft. Gas Range with Manual Clean Oven in White on
October 12, 2013
My current range has a top where the burners are, that open so I can clean no even if there was no spill. Does this top open also?
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October 13, 2013
Hello - this is Nancy at GE and I am happy to help you.

This beautiful gas range has sealed burners, and therefore, the cooktop does not lift up.

I hope this helps! Thank you for contacting GE!
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How much does it weigh?

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Tom
Norristown PA
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May 9, 2013
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May 10, 2013
Hello Tom,

Thank you for your question on the GE Gas Range model # RGB526DETWW.

Approximate Shipping Weight: 170.0 lbs.
Net Weight: 150.0 lbs.

I hope this is helpful!

Donna with GE
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Jimlandllord
Salinas, CA, USA
August 13, 2013
Requires two people to carry easily or an appliance dolly if you are by yourself.
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Is the LP model available in Canada

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Spartalady
St. Thomas On Canada
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April 14, 2013
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April 14, 2013
Hello,

Thank you for your inquiry on the GE 30" Gas Range model # RGB526DETWW.

Please check with the Home Depot website in Canada for availability. See the folloing link.

http://www.homedepot.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchView?catalogId=10051&storeId=10051&langId=-15&N=0&Ntt=Hdevt-springevent2013&Nty=1&D=Hdevt-springevent2013&Ntx=mode+matchallpartial&Dx=mode+matchallpartial&s=true?intid=dig-into-spring_hp_hs1

Donna with GE
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Depth

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Lou
about 30 in. 4.8 cu. ft. Gas Range with Manual Clean Oven in White on
April 25, 2013
The depth is indicated at 26.25. Does that include the handle and door and knobs and everything?
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Dana
Big Bear Lake
April 25, 2013
Yes.
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Trunkneck
New Jersey
April 30, 2013
From the back of the stove to the very outer edge of the handle which is the furthest point to measure from is 27 3/4 inches.
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SusanMC
Abbeville, LA 70510, USA
April 25, 2013
Yes, that would be correct. Actually, I believe it may be nearer to 26.50.
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can I light my oven in a power outage

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Denise
Antigua
about 30 in. 4.8 cu. ft. Gas Range with Manual Clean Oven in White on
March 10, 2013
we have frequent power outages and sometimes extended ones - i need to be able to light the stove manually.
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March 10, 2013
Hello Denise,

Thank you for your question on the Hotpoint Gas Range imodel # RGB526DET.

Yes, in the case of a power outage, you can light the surface burners on your electric ignition gas range with a match. Hold a lighted match to the burner, then turn the knob to the low position.
Please use extreme caution when lighting the burners this way.

The oven of your gas range is lit by electric ignition, eliminating the need for standing pilots. Current gas ovens cannot be lit without power.

Donna with GE
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Trunkneck
New Jersey
April 30, 2013
Yes, light a long match or fireplace lighter FIRST, hold it to the burner and turn the burner on slowly until it lights.
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SusanMC
Abbeville, LA 70510, USA
April 25, 2013
My understanding is that this oven can NOT be lit manually. It is lighted by electricity through an ignition. The top burners can be lit manually if there are power outages.
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how much for the conversion kit to propane and where do i get it?

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jc1946
Titusville, Fl
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January 14, 2013
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January 14, 2013
Hello,

Thank you for choosing the Hotpoint 4.8 cu. ft. Gas Range model # RGB526DETWW.

The LP Conversion Kit is included with the range. General Electric recommends that a qualified installer put in the gas range and convert it to the proper gas supply. The AGA (American Gas Association) requires that these kits be installed by a qualified distributor or installer.

Please consult the Owner's Manual or Installation Instructions to obtain information regarding any additional parts you may need to purchase.

I hope this helps!

Donna with GE
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Suzy
channelview, texas
March 18, 2014
Did not need this!!!
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Is the oven control like a robert shaw type?

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Dana
California
about 30 in. 4.8 cu. ft. Gas Range with Manual Clean Oven in White on
January 4, 2013
I am so wanting the old fashioned oven control!
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grandma
Maryland, USA
February 14, 2013
We also wanted old fashioned controls, because of all the trouble we had with our old stove. This stove is. very simple to use
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Trunkneck
New Jersey
April 30, 2013
Yes. It is a turn dial, not electronics.
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annsplans
Georgia
September 18, 2013
The oven control is a push-and-turn manual knob. Easy peasy.
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SusanMC
Abbeville, LA 70510, USA
January 5, 2013
Actually, the oven control knob does mimic Robert Shaw knobs of old. It is large and white colored. The knob is very easy to turn, and, the degree numbers on the knob are oh so easy to read! One difference I noticed was that the word "on" does not appear on this particular Hot Point oven knob. Also, the oven is turned-on going in the "left" direction. Some Robert Shaw's are turned-on going in the "right" direction. Hope this answers your question!
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I understand top burners can be lit with match in case of power outage. Why can't oven be lit with match?Does oven run off gas also or electricity?

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steve
Maine
about 30 in. 4.8 cu. ft. Gas Range with Manual Clean Oven in White on
December 27, 2012
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dondi
Cambridge MA
March 3, 2013
Ovens are managed differently from the top burners. When you turn the knob for a top burner, it sends gas directly to the burner, and the spark generator lights it. This is why you can manually light burners when the power is out.

The oven, however, is different. Because it has the potential to build up explosive amounts of gas within the oven if it doesn't light, there is a fail-safe, double-ignition process. When you turn the knob, gas goes to a pilot light, which is ignited by the spark. This pilot light then heats an element; when the thermocouple element is hot enough, it allows the gas to flow to the oven burners and the pilot ignites it. This fail-safe mechanism insures that you have ignition before it allows the large amount of gas to flow to the oven burners or broiler; the pilot light also allows the gas to go off and on to maintain oven temperature. When you turn off the oven, the pilot light goes out, so you're not continually burning gas.
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Trunkneck
New Jersey
April 30, 2013
The oven is gas, the ignitor is electric. If you absolutely must have the oven on during a power failure just open the broiler under the stove and reach in with a fireplace lighter or long match, light the lighter FIRST and then turn the gas on and it will ignite.
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SusanMC
Abbeville, LA 70510, USA
December 28, 2012
Though I'm not an expert, by any means...I will try to answer your question. The top burners are lit solely through the gas apparatus running through them. The oven runs on a different "system", with an electrical cord being the "heart" of the ignition. Hope this makes some sense.
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where on the back of the range is the gas hook-up located? how many inches from the bottom and from either the right or left edge?

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La Lass
los angeles
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December 19, 2012
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December 20, 2012
Hello La Lass,

Thank you for your inquiry on the Hotpoint 4.8 cu. ft. Gas Range model # RGB526DETWW.

Please see the installation instructions on page 27 for the diagram and dimensions of shaded area for the gas pipe and electrical outlet locations. This is availalbe to view and download on the Home Depot website under "More Info" for this model.

Should you have any additional product questions, please let us know.

Donna with GE
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SusanMC
Abbeville, LA 70510, USA
April 25, 2013
Facing the stove, the hook-up is located approximately 10 ins. from the left corner and 5 ins. from the floor.
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This model gas range does have an electronic ignition yet states it doesn't come with power cord, please advise.

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Dolly
Illinois
about 30 in. 4.8 cu. ft. Gas Range with Manual Clean Oven in White on
December 8, 2012
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December 9, 2012
Hello Dolly,

This is Donna with GE and I am happy to help with your question on the Gas Range model # RGB526DETWW.

I apologize for any incorrect information listed on the Home Depot website. I checked the parts breakdown for this model and the power cord does come attached. I would recommend to view the parts diagram on the GE Appliance website under the Support Tab.

Should you have any additional questions, please let us know.
I
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SusanMC
Abbeville, LA 70510, USA
April 25, 2013
It does have a power cord; but, it also has a nice light switch near the left-top side of the oven.
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It states there is no power cord with this stove...can one be requested or where can one be obtained if the unit is ordered?

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Dolly
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December 6, 2012
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December 7, 2012
Hello Dolly,

Thank you for choosing the Hotpoint 4.8 cu. ft. Gas range imodel # RGB526DETWW.

All gas ranges have a power cord furnished. There is one exception to gas ranges,if the range does Not have a clock or electronic ignition, - no need for a cord.

I hope this helps.

Donna with GE
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SusanMC
Abbeville, LA 70510, USA
April 25, 2013
I will try to answer this question to the best of my ability: No power cord is needed for the ignition to perform. This unit is self-contained, unlike many stoves of former times.
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What are the dimensions of this stove?

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kflocey
about 30 in. 4.8 cu. ft. Gas Range with Manual Clean Oven in White on
November 17, 2012
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November 18, 2012
Hello,

This is Donna iwth GE and I am happy to provide the dimensions for the Hotpoint Gas Range
model # RGB526DETWW. Please see below.

Overall Height: 46.125"
Height to Cooking Surface: 36 +/- 1/4"
Overall Width: 30.0"
Overall Depth: 26.25"

I hope this helps!
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SusanMC
Abbeville, LA 70510, USA
December 4, 2012
Though the stove is 30" wide, the overall height is 46-1/8". A nice height to avoid food splatters on the kitchen wall. The depth is 29-7/8"
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Will the top burners work if the electricity is off ?

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mike
about 30 in. 4.8 cu. ft. Gas Range with Manual Clean Oven in White on
October 29, 2012
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October 29, 2012
Hello Mike,

This is Donna with GE and I am happy to help with your question on model RGB526DETWW.

Yes, in the case of a power outage, you can light the surface burners on the electric ignition gas range with a match. Hold a lighted match to the burner, then turn the knob to the low position.

Please use extreme caution when lighting the burners this way.

I hope this helps!
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SusanMC
Abbeville, LA 70510, USA
December 4, 2012
Yes, it will! The top part of the stove is all gas and no electricity is needed for that.
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Does it have electronic ignition??

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Tommy
Bakersfield, Calif
about 30 in. 4.8 cu. ft. Gas Range with Manual Clean Oven in White on
October 28, 2012
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October 29, 2012
Hello Tommy,

Thank you for your inquiry on the Hotpoint Freestanding Gas Range model # RGB526DETWW.

Yes, this model offers and Electronic ignition system and sealed burners.

I hope this helps!

Donna with GE
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mamaD
Middletown, RI, USA
November 13, 2012
yes
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SusanMC
Abbeville, LA 70510, USA
December 4, 2012
Yes it does have an electronic ignition - -but, only for the oven. Once plugged in, all that is needed would be for you to turn on the oven and, presto! You may begin baking very soon. This stove's oven is on in an heartbeat!
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If after a number of years the hotpoint oven begins to cook very slowly,can it b repaired?

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reet
about 30 in. 4.8 cu. ft. Gas Range with Manual Clean Oven in White on
August 4, 2012
I have had my hotpoint for 18yrs & now when i try to bake a cake a 325 o setting does nothing & 350 o it will bake slowly & 400 o makes it cook too fast.Is it time to purchase a new one?I need an ans asap!
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August 9, 2012
Hello Reet,

This is Donna with GE and I am happy to help.

There may be a possible issue with the thermostat. While we understand that you would like to diagnose or repair this yourself, an accurate diagnosis will involve the use of an ohm or volt meter. Unfortunately this repair is beyond the level of assistance that we can offer over the web. If the range is 18 years old, it is more cost effective to replace than repair.

The Hotpoint 30 in. Gas Range model # RGB526DETWW would make a ncie replacement.

If you decide to have it serviced, please see the link below for scheduling.

http://genet.geappliances.com/ServiceNet/Dispatcher?REQUEST=CONSUMERFIRSTREQUEST&JSPID=SCHEDULE

I hope this helps!
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Dana
Big Bear Lake
January 30, 2013
You wouldn't drive a car for 18 years without a tuneup -time to get it tuned up or buy another one. Check with Hotpoint for recommended repair locations/names.
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SusanMC
Abbeville, LA 70510, USA
December 4, 2012
In my experience, at times, a plumber or other experienced person can make adjustments to an oven. But, I ask, after 18 years, why not treat yourself to something new and nice! My last stove, I had since 1983. When the oven began to give problems, I knew it was time to show myself some love! That's when I bought a budget-friendly stove from Home Depot. It was a wonderful experience. Can't believe how great it is to have something new and worthwhile.
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How does the pilot burn?

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seena
Edison
about 30 in. 4.8 cu. ft. Gas Range with Manual Clean Oven in White on
April 28, 2012
Does it use the same gas that is used for the burner. If it is so...is this not a safety hazed...By that I mean if the pilot extinguishes...for whatever reason...then gas will be leaking, which is a safety hazard.
Some one was telling that a wick is used for the pilot.
If so how does the wick work and where is it available
Please clarify me on this
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April 30, 2012
Hello,
Thanks for your interest in our products. This is Alison at GE. I am happy to assist you with your inquiry.

Model number RGB526DETWW has an Electronic ignition system which eliminates a standing pilot light. The surface burners and oven are lit by an igniter.

This model offers sealed burners. Sealed burner models have 4 individual spark igniters, one for each burner. When selecting to light any "one" burner on sealed units all four spark ignitors will spark together. This is done intentionally to allow operation off of 1 spark control module rather than 4, one for each burner.

The oven is lit by an igniter and will not have a standing pilot light.

This unit does not have a wick.

I hope this information helps.

Please let us know if you have any further questions or concerns.
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Is there a timer for the oven?

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Sunnyside422
Amherst, NY
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April 25, 2012
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April 25, 2012
Hello Sunnyside422,

Thank you for your inquiry on the Hotpoint 30 in. Freestanding Gas Range model # RGB526DETWW.

The range offers a clock and minute second timer. There is not a TimeBake feature to set a delayed baking or to turn the oven off at a set time.

I hope this helps!

Donna with GE
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Science
November 20, 2012
There is no timer. The face of the stove is completely free of bells and whistles. Simple knobs for the 4 burners and single oven. No more, no less.
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williie95
GA
December 26, 2012
No.
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Does a discount apply to an item (gas range) that has been reduced in price?

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Fred
Huntington Beach CA
about 30 in. 4.8 cu. ft. Gas Range with Manual Clean Oven in White on
April 12, 2012
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April 16, 2012
Hello Valued Home Depot Customer,
Thanks for your interest in this item. To discuss your discount, please contact our Online Appliance Customer Service Department at 1-800-455-3869 between 6:00 a.m. and 2:00 a.m. Eastern Time daily.
Thanks.
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