Element was removed and now we want to intall the new one. Upper element in old GE wall oven.
The new element has two terminals and a ground on the plate screwed to the oven. One red wire comes in from the controls and goes to the one terminal and the other is a green wire from the other terminal back to the ground on the screwplate. Does this make sense?
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Yes, replace the lower element by first turning off the circuit breaker to the oven (110V is still to half of the 220V element circuit even though the oven setting is turned off), then unscrew the two screws holding the element to the back wall of the oven, then pull the element out (may have to tug it a bit to get the connectors through the insulation), and pull the wire connector clips off the element.
If this is an electric model, test the upper element.Before replacement the element can be tested
removing it from the cavity and reading Ohms at the element terminals,
with a multimeter set at Rx1. Disconnect power before removing the
If this is a gas oven, and the grill igniter is working, then test wiring to valve, valve solenoid and safety switch.
Oven functions Oven light. Upper and lower heating elements. (Conventional cooking). Upper and lower heating elements with fan. (Fan assisted cooking). Lower heating element with fan. Inner grill heating element. (Radiant grill). Full grill heating element with fan. (Fan grill) Rear circular heating element with fan. (Fan forced cooking). http://www.sampfordixl.com.au/lagermania/specs/f969d5x.pdf
unplug unit from 240volt outlet or if hardwired shut off circuit breaker at house panel, remove 2 screws at where element leads enter oven cavity and pull out element,you may have 2 terminal screws to remove electrical connections from element if it doesn't plug-in, then reverse procedure and its done
cdkd, there should be a TC0, on the back of the oven. Thermal cut out. You want to check to see if it is open. You will have to pull the oven out enough that you can remove the back panel cover and check it. The lower and upper oven should have one. It's a very cheap part to replace. If this TCO fails, no heat. Check this first before buying a new board. Catriver..post back.