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Magic Chef 6551WUW Oven

The lower heating element does not heat up in the bake setting. The broiler and stove work fine.

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Re: Magic Chef 6551WUW Oven

Is the element still in one piece and mostly smooth to the touch? if you find any part of the element very rough where it looks like it actually melted then you've found your problem. post an update if this doesn't solve the problem.

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Most elements either work or they do not but at this age, it does not sound like there is a bad connection, it sounds like you have two bad elements.

You can get a small $20 meter at Radio Shack and test both elements if you want to replace them. Using the Ohms setting it should read 15-40 ohms.

Remember to unplug the stove, do not just turn the power off at the meter as someone could turn it on while you are working on it.


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I have a Fridgidaire Model # PLEB30S8CCC wall oven. The broiler works fine. The oven is very slow to heat up, 20 minutes to reach 250. I checked the lower element with a omp meter it read 20. Is that...

Hello there and than you for choosing Fixya
If your oven does not heat, does not heat enough or does not broil, a common cause is a burned out heating element. There are two elements, the baking element on the floor of the oven and the broiling element on the ceiling of the oven. They are about the diameter of a pencil and typically supported by metal stand-offs.
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  2. Follow the heating element back to where it goes through the wall of the oven. Remove the bracket that secures the element in place.
  3. Unscrew or unfasten any stand-off supports that secure the element to the oven.
  4. Pull the element part way out to expose the oven's wiring connected the element.
  5. Label the wires and secure them in place so they do not fall back into the cavity.
  6. Disconnect the wires from the element.
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  8. If the element tests okay, reconnect the wires, slip them back into the cavity and resecure the element.

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