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Grill element - 3 connectors, which one is earth?

The earth connector will be the one that is on the left of the element in the picture and the tag that is connected to the metal case of the element which LOOKS like the upper one. The central core is the heating element and it doesn't matter which is positive of negative as it is a simple circuit.

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Jul 09, 2017 | Ovens

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Tryin to replace heating element. I have 3 wires. 2 black and one yellow. How do I hook them up?

The yellow wire should be the earth wire. Earth is generally yellow/green or just green. This goes onto the frame of the element. The other wires go onto the main 2 pins of the element. There is no polarity so it doesn't matter which order you put them in.

Feb 10, 2011 | GE Ovens

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When replacing an element in a neff oven, what should I do with the earth wire? There's no point on the new, replacement element to which I can attach it to. Do I just wind a bit of insulating tape around...

So long as you make it safe, it does not matter if it is not connected, as the element will still be earthed via the cabinet earthing connections.
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Jan 20, 2010 | Neff U1421 Double circotherm Electric Oven

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The heater element should have 2 terminals , it does not matter which wire you put on the terminals, as they are both common,
If there is a third terminal, then that will be the earth terminal, which is usally located on the base of the element fixing bracket. so do not get the wires mixed up, because if you are putting the earth wire on the wrong terminal, it will blow.
Hope this helps you sort it out.

Dec 16, 2009 | De Dietrich Ovens

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I need to replace the bottom element in my oven

You need to check the heating element for continuity and the thermistor for continuity. Use an ohmmeter or multimeter to check. The element should not be any reading over 24 ohms for a 220-250V supply and not over 12 ohms for a 110Vac supply. A good tip is to take digital photos of the job before starting on removing and testing wiring etc so that you can refer back to it if you have to replace any items or forget which wires attach to any particular terminal etc.

To test and replace the element:

  1. Turning off the mains power to the oven.
  2. Remove the lower back panel. Fan assisted ovens will have a coiled 2 or 3 turn element around the outside of the fan.
  3. Remove the 2 power connectors to the grill element if one is fitted.
  4. Check the element resistance reading on the main oven heating element and not the grill element.
  5. The thermistor or fusible link is located on top of the oven cavity if fitted and has two wires attached to it - most likely to be red and black or both white wires.
  6. Remove the earthing wire to the main oven heating element screw terminal.
  7. Unscrew the grill element securing screws(s) - there will be 1 or 2 depending on the element fitted to your oven. Do this from inside the oven cavity itself.
  8. Refit the new element (make sure it has the same mounting screw holes as the one you want to remove) then secure it.
  9. Reconnect the earthing wire to the element screw post.
  10. Make sure that neither of the element tags touch the chassis - check with a continuity tester of ohm meter and adjust if required.
  11. Reconnect the power cables to the main oven heating element.
  12. Reconnect the power cables to the grill element if one is fitted.
  13. Reconnect the power and check that the element works correctly.
  14. Disconnect the mains power again and replace the rear panel(s).
  15. Reconnect the mains power and recheck that the oven, and if appropriate the grill, functions correctly.

Nov 14, 2009 | Ovens

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Wiring for electric oven element

You have bought an element without an earth tag, that takes the green and yellow wire, usually the centre pin on the element.

Sep 30, 2017 | Ovens

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Fan oven replacement

if your new element is missing a terminal it is likely to be the earth terminal so when your new element arrives DO NOT connect the green\yellow wire to anything just wrap it in duct tape. As this is the earth if you connect it to the element you are just making a dead short so will blow element and fuse. The element is touching the oven liner so is earthed by the oven anyway. :)

Sep 06, 2008 | Ovens

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Neff fan oven heater element

hi there the solution is simple neff have done away with the earth connection on the element it's now earthed through the screws which hold it in place to the cavity just tape the earth with insulating tape and secure out of the way of the fan, hope this is of some help

Mar 30, 2008 | Neff U1721 Double circotherm Electric Oven

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Wiring of a bain marie

How do i wire up a bain marie with L1,L2,L3 and neutral and earth,do i have to send a live wire to all 3 lives ?? Thanks

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Neff Fan Oven Element _U1661

hi there green and yellow is allways the earth connection which is usually the middle tag, what are the colours of the remaining wires and how many are there???

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