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How do I replace the bake element in the top oven?

Are the connections lose wired? I am concerned about making a proper connection thru the insulation

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It is very common for there to be quick connect spade connectors on the element. make sure the power is off and the element should be able to be pulled out from the front. Be careful not to lose the wires back into the oven. Pull the connectors off and install them back on the new element and push the element terminals back through the oven back. Install the screws reinstall power, and away you go.

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SOURCE: I am replacing the lower oven baking element.

They probably are loose wired unless you see a porcelain receiver for them... it is CHEAPER so they do it! Maintainability? None !!!

With power disconnected, you MIGHT be able to "fish" the leads back out and attach before mounting the element.

Posted on Oct 17, 2009

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