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I need to change the bottom element but the wires with the stacon fell back into the insulation, how can i retrieve them

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Please give the model number?

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Unplufg the power and remove the panels to get the wires.

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    Ginko Mar 08, 2009

    Unplug the power cord or trip the circuit breakers and remove the panels to get the wires.
    If you give me the model number printed on the service tab, I can see if there is a disassembly diagram available.


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    Ginko Mar 08, 2009

    If the problem is that the wires are inside the rubber cover, just make the wires shorter, and if needed add an extension.

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You likely have an oven element that is burned out. The elements can be replaced. Determine which element is burned out and put your hand near the element with the door open to see if if is the bottom or top element that is burned out. Then go on the web to an appliance part sales company such as appliance parts.com. Enter your Whirlpool model number and do a search for heating elements.
Order one. When it comes, turn off the power to your oven. (go to your house power panel and turn off the breakers that feed the oven.) Back to the oven. Open the oven door and look at where the element comes out of the oven wall. Undo the two screws, pull the element out through the two holes in the oven wall an inch or two. If you find insulation coming out with the wires, push the insulation back into the hole so you can just see the attaching electrical wires. Find attached to the old heating element a electrical wire connector with wire going back on of sight into the hole in the oven cabinet, one for each element end. Unplug the connector. You may need pliers to wiggle it while pulling off. Reverse the installation. Plug the connectors on to the ends of the new element. Reinstall the two screws that hold the element to the wall. Turn the power back on to your oven. Give it a try. It should work and is the most common reason why your oven would not get up to temperature. Likely one of your two elements is burned out.

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You should have an access plate on top and at bottom. Before removing the covers, turn off the breaker that controls the water heater. Now unscrew the top cover. There may be some insulation covering the thermostat (the control that shows the temperature to heat the water to). Move any insulation out of the way and you should see a red button on the front of the thermostat. Press the button. You may feel a click, you may not. Now go over and turn the breaker back on and listen to the heater. KEEP HANDS AND EVERYTHING CLEAR OF THE THERMOSTAT IN THE OPENING.
Do you hearing gurgling or whining? This would indicate it is heating water. If you hear it, turn the breaker back off and put any insulation back in and replace the access cover. Go back and turn on the breaker and you are done. If you didn't hear anything now it is time to pull the lower access cover. Make sure the breaker is off and remove the lower cover. Repeat by removing insulation and pressing the button. Test by turning on the circuit breaker REMAINING AWAY FROM THE ACCESS.
If this time you hear hissing/gurgling/whining sounds it is on. Turn off the breaker, replace the insulation and replace the access. Now turn the breaker back on and you are done. If after all this you get nothing. It is time for a voltmeter and caution.
YOU ARE GOING TO WORK WITH HIGH AMPERAGE AC-IT IS DEADLY. RESPECT EVERYTHING YOU TOUCH AS IF IT WERE HOT.
HAVE SOMEONE WITH YOU WHO CAN FLIP THE BREAKER IF YOU MAKE A MISTAKE. THEY SHOULDNT TOUCH YOU UNTIL THE BREAKER IS OFF OR THEY COULD ALSO BE ELECTROCUTED.
You will need to remove each access door (with the circuit breaker off) and make it to where you can test for voltage on the power connections to the elements. Start at the bottom as this is the initial element powered by the unit. Put your voltmeter on a high scale (500VAC is good but it must be set to minimum 300VAC-High is fine-lower is bad) and put your probes on the 2 phillips head screws/bolts that the electrical wires connect on. You should see apx 220-240 VAC. If not, test from one screw to the metal fame of the tank where you see the green wire bolted to. You should see 110-120 VAC. If no voltage is at the bottom, the top reset isn't working. Try resetting the top thermostat again. Test for voltage at bottom. No luck? It may be time to replace the top thermostat/control. All major hardware stores sell them. Disconnect the wires and it should slide up and off the unit. Replace it.
If there is voltage at the bottom then the element is most like gone bad. To test this, turn off the breaker and unhook one of the screws that holds the power wire to one side of the element. Put your voltmeter on Ohms and test for a connection (continuity). If it shows a reading the element may be working or it may just have a small connection internally and fail when it is powered up. This is a tough one to diagnose outside the tank but if you see no connection (no reading) the element has broken in the tank and removal and replacement is in order. Turn off the water to the tank along with the breaker. Connect a garden hose to the valve at the bottom of the tank and drain the water out. Disconnect the wires and with a large element removal tool (you might get away with a large channel lock but if you round off the element you will hate yourself) remove the element. You can get the remover at the hardware stores for $8-10. The elements usually have their wattage on the end so replace it with the same wattage element. Reverse the process and lastly turn on the water, check for leaks then turn the circuit breaker back on. You should hear a hissing/gurgling/whining sound as the element heats up. good luck and BE SAFE!

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Starting with a statement of the bleedin' obvious, something downstream of the power switch is shorted. The difficulty is finding out what.

I'd start with the water heating element. This will be at the bottom of the tub/drum and will probably look like a small plate bolted onto the wall, with two metal stubs sticking out. Each stub will have a ceramic insulator and an elctrical termianl on it. There will probably be a further uninsulated terminal in the middle of the plate. WITH THE MACHINE UNPLUGGED, carefully remove the wires from the two insulated terminals (leave the third one attached), protect the wire ends with insulating tape to prevent accidents, then plug back in and see if the machine will run without blowing the power. If it does, you need to replace the element.

If it isn't the element, the next place to look is the internal wiring. Again with the power cable unplugged, give the machine a shake and see which bits move relative to one another and which cable looms rub against corners as a result. Examine these chafe and pinch point for damage to the insulation of the wires.

I'd be surprised if it doesn't prove to be either of these things. If no joy, then come back for some more in-depth ideas.

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This sounds very like you've got an insulation breakdown in the heating element, or in the wiring that leads to it. When the water level gets high enough, the machine switches the heater on to start warming things up - at which point the fault gets taken into circuit and blows everything. You already know all the stuff about switching off and unplugging before you start. If you hadn't just been working on the machine, I'd have said just to lash out £23 on spec. and fit a new element. Under the circumstances, it might be worth doing a few checks first: 1. Although you're sure you've replaced all the wires correctly, just triple-check you haven't swapped live and earth at the element. 2. Inspect the wires that run to the element to make sure none of them are chafed or trapped, and that none of the connectors are fouling anything they shouldn't be. 3a. If you can get hold of an insulation tester, use it to check the element earth-live resistance (with all wires disconnected). This should be of the order of a Megohm or more - but will be much less if the element casing has leaked. 3b. On the assumption you haven't got an insulation tester in your back pocket, try this instead: Carefully disconnect the live wire from the element, make it safe with tape if you need to, then try to run the machine. If the machine now fills properly without taking the trip out, then this is a pretty good pointer towards needing a new element. A.

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