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Replacing oven element

Oven element went out on GE range. I unscrewed it from oven wall. I don't see screws to detach the two wires. How do I detach them?

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When the element is removed from the rear cavity wall, the wires should pull off the spade ends of the element using something like pliers.

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NEED SCHEMATIC OR HELP TO GET TO THE WIRING IN A WALL OVEN RANGE.


Wall ovens usually need pulled from wall to access back wiring. There should be cover panels on oven back to get to wires. Make sure house breaker is off for oven before you attempt this.

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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 Dec 04, 2009 | Kitchen Ranges

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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.

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Really need to know what type of oven it is. the element is either one of two types. It will either have a socket arrangement where the element simply plugs in or the element will be hard wired. That is to say it will have wires going from the element to the oven simmerstat. If it is a plug arrangement you will usually have to unscrew a couple of retaining screws at the back of the element where it attaches to the oven back wall to remove. If it is the latter just unscrew the wires and replace like for like on the new element. Cheers

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  • 1 Turn off the power to the oven at the breaker box.

  • 2 Take out the screws holding the element bracket in place. These will be on the back wall of the oven, or sometimes on the top.
  • 3 Pull the element toward you a little bit until you see the wires behind it.

  • 4 Unscrew the leads and take the bad element out.
  • 5 Hold the new element up while you attach the wires to it. Don't stretch the wires any more than you have to.
  • 6 Line up the element while tucking the wires back in. Be sure not to pinch the wires between the bracket and the back wall.
  • 7 Fasten the brackets, making sure they're tight.
  • 8 Restore power to the appliance.
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