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Replacing baking element for GE Truetemp

I have a GE TrueTemp electric range (model J BPOWOB1WW) whose baking element has gone out (burned out and broke apart). I ordered the part today, thinking I could replace it myself, but taking a look at the connection, I'm not sure I can.
Will I be disconnecting the ends of the element from the wires while reaching inside the oven--that is, unscrewing the plate and pulling the element toward me to reach the connections; or taking off the plate on the back of the oven, disconnecting things from there, and pushing the ends of the new element through the insulated slot, and reconnecting the wires to the element from in back?
Either way, the way the element ends are connected to the wires puzzles me--no obvious, easy parts to pull apart or unclip and reconnect, no simple unplug and replug. But then I don't have the part yet and don't what the end of it looks like. Do I need to rewire?
I'm not a fix-it kind of guy, but I'm trying to improve myself.


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  • jmulvi49 Jan 25, 2009

    I don't see the on/off connection. I've taken a photo of the connection, and tried to use the "Insert Image" function, but apparently the file is too large. May I send it directly to you?


  • jmulvi49 Feb 08, 2009

    We got it figured out once we got the part. The problem was that the leads were stuck and impossible to unplug without some persuasive WD40. Thanks for the help.

  • katehoesly Mar 02, 2009

    i have the same problem, where'd you get your new element at??



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I just had the same problem. Just remove the rear panel of the range and unplug the two leads. Now go to the two screws inside the oven and remove them. The heating element will now come out and you can insert the new element the same way. Replace the two screws inside the oven and then attatch the two leads in the rear. Replace the rear panel and you are set to go.

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They are easy on/off connections. either down from inside or the back, no difference. DISCONNECT POWER FIRST ALWAYS LIVE< this is a do-it-yourself issue. youll be fine

Posted on Jan 25, 2009

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    Ron Coons Jan 25, 2009

    dont really know ifthe website allows selfpromotin of personal websites, so id rather you tried to repost a cmaller image, but in twenty years i cant really pictire any bakle elemnt that is either no t a simple push in terminal,or i guess its possible that teh new elemnt comes with a screw to resecure the wire, lets wait till the new elemnt arrives and have a look at it, before we try to delve further into an issue that may not be an issue afterall!



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