Replacing oven burner element, the lower element, for a GE stove
I have removed the two screws that are inside at the back of the oven, in order just to determine how to remove the old oven burner element. I was able to remove the two screws that secured the plate to which the burner element went into. Yet, the old burner element did not come loose and it was not evident how it was attached to the back of the oven. So, I pulled at it a bit, and this did reveal some wires leading into the old burner element. I pulled the burner a little more, and this resulted in a big spark and then the entire oven went electrically dead (since even the oven clock went off). I realized that I had made a veru stupid error in not first turning off the electric current to the stove before even trying to determine how the burner element was secured to the oven. Luckily, I didn't receive any electric shock.(I think it is 50 watts or volts??). I then went to my circuit breaker box, and I found that the one circuit breaker that is exclusively devoted to the stove had been triggered. Hopefully, the stove was not damaged by my screw up. I still want to install the replacement oven burner element that I have purchase directly from GE. How do I do this? How do I remove the two wires from the old oven burner element and reattach these wire to the new replacement oven burner element?.
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> (I think it is 50 watts or volts??) Most electric ranges are supplied with 220 volts - this is, especially at 60 Hz, deadly.You were lucky this time. If the wires are not welded onto the element contacts, they might be so-called 'quick-disconnects' that pull straight off of blades that are part of the elelment. You probably haven't hurt the range with the momentary short circuit since the chassis of the range is connected to neutral or ground so you just gave your breaker a workout.BTW, I have had to replace late breakers after they tripped. They wouldn't stay reset any more even after the problem was removed from the circuit.Don't be surprised if yours doesn't stay reset; it may not be a fault causing it.
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All I needed was a phillips screw driver, a small hex socket drive and an 8mm wrench.
1. Turn off the mains at the switch board. There might be a switch near the oven or stove too, turn that off as well. Check that the power is off!
2. Remove the screws holding the oven to the cupboards. Mine was held in by 4 timber screws on the edge.
3. Slide the oven out of the wall. I used a small table to support it.
4. Remove the hex drive screws that hold the top lid on.
5. Using a trusted multimeter CHECK THAT POWER IS OFF! There are now exposed power terminals.
6. Undo the supply power terminals and remove the cable. I taped mine up.
7. Remove the back cover - more hex screws.
8. Pull the spade terminals off the heater element.
8. Inside the oven remove the shelves and side racks. They pop off the wall. 9. Pull the rear fan shield towards you. It should pop out at the top and then lift off 2 small tabs.
10. Remove the phillips screw at the bottom of the heater element.
11. Remove the 2 spring clips.
12. The element can now slide down and towards you.
13. Replace the element and put it all back together in reverse order.
It all depends on whether the scew heads are flat, or have slots for a screwdriver.
If no slots , then you are going to have to access the heater from the rear of the outer rear cover of the oven.
If the screws can be undone from inside, then simply unscrew them, and pull the element out towards you.
Hope this helps.
Hi the most likely cause is the element. Remove the panel at the back of the oven (inside) you may have to remove the bulb lens cover as well. You will see the circular element. The fan will be in the centre. Remove the fixing screw and remove old element. MAKE SURE THE POWER IS OFF BEFORE DOING THIS!!! Check element with test meter or in some cases it is obvious that the element is faulty as it will be in bits! replace all screws and test
If you have the glass cooktop slide-in model, the problem is most likely the burner "ribbon' under the glass top for the small burner has come loose. I fixed mine with only a phillips-head screwdriver, needle-nosed pliers, and a 1/4" wrench (1/4" socket on the end of a nutdriver works better). Here are the steps I took to fix it: 1) Slide the oven out from the counter so the sides of the oven are clear of the counter top. 2) Remove the phillips head screws-1 on each side of the oven near the top/rear. These will be the only phillips-head screws you will need to remove. 3) Open the oven door and remove the 4 hex-head screws at the top/front/inside the oven- there are 2 on each side which follow the opening of the door. Then close the door. 4) Pull off the burner knobs by gripping them and pulling straight up. Don't worry, you will not break them but you will need to give them a good tug. 5) Remove the burner retaining nuts that are under the knobs-you may need a wrench to loosen them but only tighten them by hand when reinstalling. 6) Pull the face of the control panel away from the oven slowly until you see a ribbon connector on the right side and then disconnect the ribbon and remove the face plate from the oven. 7) Remove the 4 hex-head screws from the face plate bracket (the plastic part that was holding the face plate) and pull the bracket toward the front of the oven until it flops over and rests on the oven door handle. 8) remove the 2 black screws holding down the glass top-one on each side of the oven-the screw heads face the front of the oven. 9) Disconnect the two wiring harnesses attached to the cook top. Don't worry, they only fit one way so you don't need to label them. 10) Lift the cook top until the wiring harnesses are clear of the holes and place it upside down on a flat surrface. 11) Remove the two retaining bracket screws and brackets from each side of the non-working burner. 12) Slowly lift the burner and flip it upwards until you see the ribbon coils. It should not be necessary to disconnect any wires. 13) Look at the ribbon coils very carefully to see if any of them are disconnected from their main connection points. If so, feed the ribbon back inside the pinch point (you may need a small screwdriver to open the pinch point first) and then use a pair of needle-nosed pliers to pinch the ribbon to hold it in place. I had to use a voltage meter set in the OHM position to find where mine were disconnected. Once you pinch the ribbon end back into place, put everything back together in reverse order. If your burner still does not work, your burner knob switch may be bad. I hope this helps. Good Luck!
If you can see the element once you have removed the inside rear panel, then remove any screws that you can see, and ease the element forward, pull the wires off, but do not let them slip behind the rear wall of the oven, or it means removing the whole oven, to fit the wires back on.
If you cannot see the screws, or they are fastened from the rear, then it will have to come out of the housing.
Hope this helps.
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Sounds like a heating element. Same thing happend to my oven. You can find them around 50-60 dollars. Veryy easy to install, just remove a couple of screws and remove old element and put in new one. Make sure you shut off power to oven firstg of course.
easy get the model number off the stove,look on top panel back or inside the oven door,call your local appliance part store with model number,remove the back panel and you will see 2 leads for the bottom heating element remove leads,inside oven are 2 screws holding element on remove pull out old element replace with new one,let me know how you did,thanks-mike
Remove 4 screws from back panel and remove back panel. Remove 3 screws and 3 wires from heater element POWER OFF to unit! and remove element. Reversed procedure with new element and seal. You will need the seal! maybe! Old one's usually crumble apart less than 10 minutes to replace
if you need a gasket/seal and are in a pinch go to a local auto parts store and ask for a sheet of hi/temp gasket material and make one.........
or order from repairclinic.com
hope this helps