Question about Whirlpool RF262LXS Kitchen Range
The bake element on my Whirlpool Electric Range stopped working, so I ordered a new one, and when I went to replace it, I found that the wiring that comes in through the slot in the back of the oven was not long enough. They did not even pull through enough to be able to connect them to the new heating element. I took off the back panel of the oven to pull the wiring further down and further into the slot, but found that the wires are simply not long enough. What are my options here? Shouldn't the installer have known better than to connect wires that were too short for their intended purpose?!
Thats why electricians carry long wires and junction boxes of all sorts in their trucks
a solution's is to use a junction connection box and add a new length of wire to the oven side
Posted on Apr 16, 2017
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Oven heat
There is a bottom hidden element that is the main element used for baking and cleaning. If its not heating then the element has gone bad and needs replacing. If you have a volt meter then you can confirm this by checking the voltage between the two terminals sticking out of the rear of the range. There should be 240vac across the two. If you have that then you need a new element if you don't then you need a new control board.
Posted on Nov 03, 2008
In addition to what aborcass stated, I just had to fix the same problem. Remeber to turn off the power before you do this. On my stove the element acess is behind the side panel (right side when facing the stove). You remove two screws on the back and one underneath at the bottom, (you need to pull out the drawer). Once screws are out, slide the side panel forward gently about an inch and it should just drop off.
You should see the wires for the element level with the bottom of the stove. The wires will guide you to the element. And you should see that the element is screwed in with two screws to the stove. This is the tricky bit, to remove the element follow the metal piece holding the element to the right until you see a third screw. Remove this screw and the whole thing will come out. Take off the wires, replace the element on the metal strip, slide the element and metal strip back into the stove (take care to ensure the left side of the metal strip slides into the proper position under the metal clasp. Re-attach the screw, plug the wires onto the element and turn the power back on. You should have heat.
Posted on Apr 05, 2009
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