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Kitchenaid element needs replacing . Did not notice the wires that need to be plugged in are different colors. Does this matter?

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If its just a two wire connection then it should not matter. If more than two wires refer to the service manual or wire me back with more details.

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Element won't turn off

Bad control knob? Hard to say with out more info. To check if it is your control knob, you can unplug the stove, switch the wires from the nearest control with the one you are having problems with and then plug it back in. If you are now having the problem with a different element, then you can pretty much be certain its in the controls. Hope this helps.

Feb 06, 2013 | KitchenAid Kitchen Ranges


Replacing the Bake or Broil Element in an ELECTRIC Oven

This advice is on how to replace a bad element on kitchen ranges that utilize ELECTRIC heating elements for baking and broiling.
1. UNPLUG the range and remove the rear panel. Dangerous voltages are still present with the range turned off. The rear panel is in close proximity to the input power terminal block & shock hazard and/or equipment hazard can exist. Remove the series of screws around the perimeter of the panel.
2. Locate and disconnect the terminal lead wires from the element. Color coding may differ between manufacturers, so make sure you mark or label the wires as you remove them. If replacing both elements, do so one at a time to avoid confusion.
3. Open the oven door and remove (if possible). Refer to your owner’s manual to see if there are instructions on how to remove the oven door. Some have spring-loaded locking hinges, while others just lift out. If you cannot remove the oven door, use care not to lean on the door or put too much weight on it. This can cause damage to the door hinges or cause the hinge springs to come loose.
4. Remove the oven racks, and remove the oven pan (if required – some elements are fully exposed, some have pan covers). There are usually two screws either in the back or front of the oven holding the pan in place.
5. The element will be mounted directly to the back of the oven wall, and/or to the bottom/top of the oven wall. Remove the mounting screws and remove old element from oven.
6. Install new element by carefully feeding the terminal leads through the oven wall first. Reinsert all mounting screws.
7. From the back of the range, reconnect the terminal wires.
8. Plug range in, turn oven/boiler on, and perform a visual test of the heating element to ensure it is working properly. Turn oven/broiler off and allow sufficient time to cool. If the oven has only been on for a minute or so, the cool down period will be brief. NOTE: Stand clear of any exposed wiring with rear panel removed.
9. UNPLUG range once again and re-install rear panel ensuring the terminal wires are NOT touching the panel.
10. Reinstall the oven pan and racks. Reinstall door if necessary.
NOTES: Prices vary between models and manufacturers, but most elements are in the $20-$40 range. There is a difference between the BROIL and BAKE elements in that they are usually different wattage ratings and are shaped differently. They should not be considered interchangeable. Good luck & I hope this information is helpful.

on Mar 26, 2008 | KitchenAid KESC307 Electric Kitchen Range

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KitchenAid Model KESC307 has a broken oven heating element. Can you fix this yourself? How? How much is part?

Hello Tgilreath,

I understand that you are having a problem with you KitchenAid range. The oven element is broken and needs replaced and you would like to know the cost of the element.

I can instruct you on how to change the element in your range. However, I do not know if it is the top of bottom element and the change procedure is the same on both of them. However, when looking up the element to tell you where you can purchase and the cost I came across many different KitchenAid models that contained the numbers you gave. There should be more letters and numbers on your tag for the model.

The following is steps are how you change out your element:

1. Disconnect the power to the unit
2. Remove the lower back cover on your range (the one that sits directly behind your oven)
3. Locate the two prongs on the bad element sticking thru the oven wall and remove the wires
4. In the oven remove the racks
5. In the oven remove the two screws holding the element in place
6. Remove the element by pulling in forward
7. Install new element in Reverse

You can locate the element on Sears Parts Direct at the following web-page, however you will need the full model number You may also reply to this thread and I will get you a part number and the exact page you need to order the part.

Thank you for choosing


Mar 27, 2011 | KitchenAid KESC307 Electric Kitchen Range

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It takes too long for oven to heat.


what this means is that there have been a disconnection from the element i.e the heat provider is it silver in color
or it weak it might need a replacement ,what you are to do to fix up this problem is to open (unscrew) then trace the wire down to the element if there is any loose wire the fix it up on the element but there non it mean that the element will need a replacement
You can get this element in a good technician shop around you for the replacement
rate this

thank you.

Aug 20, 2010 | KitchenAid Kitchen Ranges

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My 10 year old Kitchen Aid convection smooth surface range has a broken dual element switch on LF element. My Canadian Whirlpool contact provided a replacement switch # as 8203538, which I purchased. The...

your model calls for the pt # 8203538 and is a good # the sw 688 may be alright but I would use the 8203529 / this is a 15 amp sw. and is the correct replacement .it's blue in color and comes with instructions to install . . we use this sw alot and it does not cause porblems . / you should ck other things like tight connections at the power cord as loose or bad wire connectons will burn out the sw . ck all the wire ends for discoloring and if so replace them with hi tempt crome ones . they work best .. hope this helps **** .. .

Jan 10, 2010 | KitchenAid KERC507 Electric Kitchen Range

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Replacing bottom element on kitchenaid kesc207

Yes, you can slide the oven out and get behind it.
remove the screws in the lower back panel. To make it easier on yourself, install the NEW element and secure it so that it cant move while you are "pushing" the wires onto it from behind.

Good Luck!!

Feb 28, 2009 | KitchenAid KESC307 Electric Kitchen Range

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Wiring hookup for a replacement part

hopefull yyou havent disconnect old switch yet. whirpool and kit aid are same Co. same parts used. assuming the correct part was sent for the corrrect burner. diffrerent element will require different rated swties(ie. small , large, dual and so forth.), the indivudal switches are labeled, on the swithc itself ( L1,L2,H1 H2, P1 andso forth, so although the switches looke differnet they should stil have the same lettered terminal to plug into .

Mar 15, 2008 | KitchenAid KESC307 Electric Kitchen Range

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Need wiring solution for replacement part

Ok....Just replaced the Left Front "dual burner" switch on my Kitchenaid Supurba.

Original switch symptom:
Burner was stuck on all the time. We had to switch the circuit off in the main breaker box in the basement.

New switch problem:
The new replacement switch did not work properly. The element would come on and would never cycle on and off. Thus, the net result was if you turn the burner on, it was on "high". It didn't matter where put the heat setting at...It's on high for both the inner element and the larger outer element.

I ended up taking the old switch apart and found that one of the contacts was mis-aligned and wedged itself in the "closed" position. I un-wedged the mis-aligned contact and bent it back into alignment. I took out the new switch and put the old one back in. It works perfectly.

Meanwhile, I had to figure out why the new switch was not working. The new switch comes with re-wiring instructions because it is not an exact replacement as the old switch. There is a chart that tells you what wires go to which prongs on the new switch. The new switch also includes a "jumper wire" that must be installed. Here's where I went wrong. The instructions say to jump S1 to P1 (which I did). But, I did not route it exactly as the picture shows and the brass crimp end actually hits against another unused connector. So be careful when routing the jumper wire.

Old Switch Number: 9751758
New Switch Number: 8203536 (Made by FSP Appliance Care Products - A Whirlpool Corporation)

Now for the wiring:

Description Wire Color Old Switch New Switch
& designation Terminal # Terminal #

L1 Black (RL1) 2 P1
H1 Red 3 4
H2 Orange (LFA) 4 4A
P Dark Red 5 S2
N or L2b Brown (LFN) N 2
N or L2b Red (RL2) N P2

On the new switch, use the supplied jumper wire to jump S1 to P1 as instructed.
Yes, on the old switch, 2 wires connect to a common connector (the Brown LFN & Red RL2).

Unfortunatley, I did not document the red wire (LF3)...Sorry....

Hope this helps.....

Mar 15, 2008 | KitchenAid KESC307 Electric Kitchen Range

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All Surface elements are dead

Sounds like you might have a bad oven surface control board also called power board. The part # is 316239400. It is located on the left hand side about mid way down on the back of the oven. First, disconnect power and make sure all connections on board are tight. Plug back in and make sure you have power to that board if possible with a meter. If all check ok then the board is bad.

Oct 05, 2007 | KitchenAid KESC307 Electric Kitchen Range

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