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Spectra range While heating up my oven this a.m. I watched the heating element spark, have a little flame, work around the entire coil and then the coils began falling apart. What would have caused this and how costly is the coil piece to replace?

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Mj...I'm assuming you mean that the actual flame head is disintegrating. The metal is falling apart. If that is so, it is generally due to age. Broiling with greasy meats will accelerate it. Do not operate an oven with a damaged burner. Replacement is not terribly expensive. Each of the two burners is in the $40 range direct from

Or you can get it from other places. The parts will all be the same.

If you are not seeing a damaged unit, be aware that it takes a few seconds for the gas to 'travel' around the tube and get lit, this is normal.

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Will just replacing the oven element fix my Kenmore model 911.955879range oven? It sparked, broke in two and a white flame continued going around the element, wouldn't stop I had to shut breaker off.

Hello Jennifer;

My name is peter. I am a retired field service appliance technician.

Good for you - turning off the breaker.

You have a older oven. Usually there is a spark or crack in the oven element. In your case the element was so embrittled it broke into 2 pieces.

Before you use the top range burners to be on the safe side you need to disconnect the oven element. You may have damaged the oven control board to where it is locked into power for the oven.

25713262-01ium3bsyoj5ql4fhv4kpwvp-4-0.jpg 1.) Remove the bottom drawer to reduce weight.
2.) Put a rug on the floor in front of the oven, so when you pull the oven out it does not scratch the floor.
3.) Pull the oven out so you can get behind it.
4.) Unplug the unit.
5.) Remove the back bottom cover.
6.) Disconnect the heating element and remove from oven.
7.) Rap the two loose element connections in the back with electrical tape.
8.) Follow the element loose connection to the control board at the top. Disconnect at the oven control board.
9.) Inspect the loose wiring from the control board to the heating element for burns or melting.
10.) Plug the oven back in and turn on the range burners.

The part number for the oven element is WB44T10014. Sears wants about $95.00 for this part. Search the internet for this part number and get it for about $28.00.

Your oven control board may have become damaged. Recently I replace one for a friend. Sears wanted $256.00. I got a remanufactured board over the internet for $30.00.

Get back to me and let me know what is going on.

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