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Wires are not visible for bake element + I lost the 2 screws

Do I have to take the back of the oven off now that I cannot see the wires that were attached and I lost the 2 screws that initially held the element in place. can i use any one that fits?

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  • sjgil03 Nov 21, 2008

    duby 1990. thanks for the initial info you gave me. that did help. now i have additional issues. can you help me with these?

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You cant fish them out of the whole? anyway, yeah take the back of the oven off and you should find the wires. And yes any screw will work.

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