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Fitting a new heating element Neff U1721

We managed to get the old heating element almost off but found it had wires connected to the left hand side of it, how do we get these off? Is it a simple case of just detaching them and re-attaching them to the new element? Our oven only pulls out so far so can't really access it too well from the back.

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You need to remove the element from inside the oven cavity, but it is a bit of a fiddle. Once you have removed the screws at both ends of the element you need to remove the fan blade to access the centre fixing screw. Once all srcews are remove you have to twist the element and pull forward to remove the wires from the hole on the left, then remove the wires and refit to new element.

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