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Broiler element replacement

Need to replace broiler element,is it just unscrewing and replacing?

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    fridgidaire pleb27t8ccb broiler replace-can I unscrew and remove from inside oven?



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Pretty much be sure to turn the breaker off first some you can do from in side the oven some you have to pull the back panel try from inside first remove the screws then see if you can pull the element through enough to plug and unplug the wires if not then you will have to remove the back panel to un plug the wires either way no biggie i appericate your rating that will fix it

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