Disabling Sensi-Temp Technology on a Stove

September 11, 2023
David Sunnyside

If you have recently purchased a new stove, chances are it uses sensi-temp technology. This feature allows the burner to sense if a pot or pan is being overheated and will shut off when this happens. The goal is to prevent the burning of food or wasting energy. While this is a great safety feature, many people are unhappy with the way it works. If you want to disable the sensor on your stove, there are a few steps you need to take. In this article, we will walk you through the process of disabling sensi-temp technology on your stove safely and quickly.

What is Sensi-Temp Technology?

GE’s version of this technology is called Sensi-Temp. It’s a safety feature that was required for all new electric stoves with coil burners and elements after 2018. It’s designed to prevent fires by keeping the temperature of your cookware at a safe level.

The way the sensor works is by measuring the current that goes through the element and detecting when it has reached an unsafe temperature. The burner will then turn off until the current is lower and then turns on again. In addition, it’s been reported that this feature can cause your stove to burn out the burner elements because of too much heat or current being drawn.

In order to disable the sensor, you must first locate it and disconnect the wires that are connected to it. This can be done by removing the screws or clips that are holding them in place. Once the wires are disconnected, you can move onto the next step of removing the cap that covers the sensor. This can be done by gently lifting the end of the cap directly opposite the receptacle up an inch or so and pulling it straight off.

David Sunnyside
Co-founder of Urban Splatter • Digital Marketer • Engineer • Meditator
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