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Re: ge broil element replacement
You can do it your self, just TURN OFF POWER FIRST!!!!!< wires to elemnt are ALWAYS LIVE!!!!!, screws remove it form the rear of unit, pull gnetly and there eshould be enought wire to pull out, if not , youll need to remove hte unit forom install to get behind to acess the wiring
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see the next steps and proceed according with commong sense: God bless you Usually,
when an oven won't broil, it's because the broiler element is burned
out. The broiler element in an electric oven is the black, pencil-thick
tube at the top of the oven. When the broiler is on, the element glows
red. This element has an expected life-span of several years. It may
last for only one; it may last for many more. When the element burns
out, you need to replace it. To determine if the heating element is
burned out, watch the part testing video at the bottom of thi
If the door is closed the broil element will cycle off an on normally. It should stay on most of the time if the door is in the broil position (partially open). If your range has an electronic control it will probably also have a hi and low broil setting. On low broil it will cycle off an on even with the door open but more with the door closed
oh bleep, right? well, if you're lucky this will get you going again. 1. disconnect power to range. 2. remove back metal cover just above range power cord (usually 5 quarter inch hex screws) 3. look for burnt off wire leading to/from bake element. If yes, 4. strip ends of broken wire and splice with ceramic wire nut if no 4. bad news. replace ERC (electronic range control) you fried something on the board. It's got the clock display and all the electronics behind it.
I do not think that the problem is caused by the broil element, but I cannot rule that out. I believe there is a short or an open in the circuitboard. Unless you find the short or open you will need to replace the entire control board.
It is very common for elements to "catch fire" when they fail. It is really electical arching. But to answer your question you shouldnt be concerned if it ever happens to the bottom element immediatly kill the breaker it will stop instantly. dont use a fire extinguisher as it wont stop the arching. And most ovens do use the upper broil element for baking for very short intervals like 10secs on every minute or so to brown the top of product. Some models (especially older builder line ) do not
It could be a bake element or an oven control problem. If you have a volt meter, remove the back of the oven and test the voltage across the bake element terminals while it is on. You should have 240 volts. If it is less than that, you have a control problem.
If you have no way to check the voltage, replace the element and try it. It is the cheaper part to replace if you want to try something.
Post back if you need to know how to change it or need further guidence.