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Element out on stove

Can you replace a front element and how do you do it?

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  • MelanieM39 Feb 11, 2008

    Ok its not the oven element but the stove element..and this is a smooth top stove so a bit more complicated.

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Yes you can replace the cooktop element. there are screws just above the door handle. After these are removed the top should carefully lift up. You will see the element. Please make sure the power is off.

Posted on Feb 12, 2008

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That should be a very easy fix.
1. turn off power
2. make sure power is off
3. remove 2 screws where oven element is mounted to back.
4. carefuffy pull element out a few in.
5. unscrew wires attatched to element.
6. take old element to local appliance store and match up. ($35)
7. reassemble.

Posted on Feb 09, 2008

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