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How do I replace heating element

Dual element broken. I need to know how to replace it.

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  • tfdret Apr 25, 2009

    I need to know how to lift the top on a ceramic kenmore range

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    Kenmoore electric range model # 790.96214408.

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    I need to know how to lift the ceramic top on the kenmore 790 electric range?

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Some just lift and plug in. Some are connected by wire leads. If it is an open top range, just (for the most part) lift from he opposite end of the connected side and pull it out. On others, the range top must be lifeted up to expose the elements, visual insepction will tell you whether it is "plug in" or connected by wire leads. WHATEVER YOU DO, MAKE CERTAIN THAT YOU HAVE SHUT THE POWER SUPPLY OFF AT THE BREAKER. If it is connected by wire leads, they could be "slip on" terminals, requiring a pair of pliers to separate them and a few are just screw terminals. Most elements are just seated without being afixed by screws or anchors of any type.

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