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Oven element We have an older Kelvinator built in oven. The broil element burnt out. I removed it and it is 3000 wattage. Does it have to be replaced with same wattage or can it be lower, like 2000

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No needs to be 3000 wats for proper operation as broil is supposed to be hoter than bake but you could use 2000 if thats all you have available it wont damage any thing if thats what you mean

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Replacing the Bake or Broil Element in an ELECTRIC Oven


This advice is on how to replace a bad element on kitchen ranges that utilize ELECTRIC heating elements for baking and broiling.

1. UNPLUG the range and remove the rear panel. Dangerous voltages are still present with the range turned off. The rear panel is in close proximity to the input power terminal block & shock hazard and/or equipment hazard can exist. Remove the series of screws around the perimeter of the panel.

2. Locate and disconnect the terminal lead wires from the element. Color coding may differ between manufacturers, so make sure you mark or label the wires as you remove them. If replacing both elements, do so one at a time to avoid confusion.

3. Open the oven door and remove (if possible). Refer to your owner’s manual to see if there are instructions on how to remove the oven door. Some have spring-loaded locking hinges, while others just lift out. If you cannot remove the oven door, use care not to lean on the door or put too much weight on it. This can cause damage to the door hinges or cause the hinge springs to come loose.

4. Remove the oven racks, and remove the oven pan (if required – some elements are fully exposed, some have pan covers). There are usually two screws either in the back or front of the oven holding the pan in place.

5. The element will be mounted directly to the back of the oven wall, and/or to the bottom/top of the oven wall. Remove the mounting screws and remove old element from oven.

6. Install new element by carefully feeding the terminal leads through the oven wall first. Reinsert all mounting screws.

7. From the back of the range, reconnect the terminal wires.

8. Plug range in, turn oven/boiler on, and perform a visual test of the heating element to ensure it is working properly. Turn oven/broiler off and allow sufficient time to cool. If the oven has only been on for a minute or so, the cool down period will be brief. NOTE: Stand clear of any exposed wiring with rear panel removed.

9. UNPLUG range once again and re-install rear panel ensuring the terminal wires are NOT touching the panel.

10. Reinstall the oven pan and racks. Reinstall door if necessary.

NOTES: Prices vary between models and manufacturers, but most elements are in the $20-$40 range. There is a difference between the BROIL and BAKE elements in that they are usually different wattage ratings and are shaped differently. They should not be considered interchangeable. Good luck & I hope this information is helpful.

on Dec 04, 2009 | Kitchen Ranges

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Broil element won't come on.


1. Cut power to the stove by unplugging or switching off at the mains.
2. Remove broil element and inspect for burnt or melted places, if you have multimeter, then check it for continuity, it shouldn't have more than about10 ohms resistance. Burnt-out element is easily replaced.
3. If element is good, then check for voltage at element terminals, it should be 220 volt AC ( with caution, after turning power back on and setting oven to broil).
4. If all above checks out, then the problem will require disassembling the appliance to investigate thermostat issues, relay, etc. It would be at this point that I would strongly consider putting in a service call!

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The lower element burned in my oven. I replaced the element, but the oven will not work.


unplug range ..remove the back cover plate check all wires all connections ..their must be a burnt /broken /dissconnected wire ..check where the wires connect to the bake an broil element ..and the bake broil switch..if all looks good .then the bake broil switch burnt out when element blew out..plus is the breaker tripped in the box ..it prob. tripped when the element blew out..let me know..good luck

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My Kelvinator oven is not working. I've checked the fuses and it is getting power. The 4 burners of the stove still work and I'm getting an occassional flicker of the little orange light if a switch the...


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When set to bake oven does not preheat and tempature does not increase. when set to broil oven heats


Since your oven has a separate element for bake and broil I would bet the bake element is burnt out or burnt electrical connection to the element. Make sure you disconnect all power to the range before checking.

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Kenmore electric range - oven temp low and takes forever to heat


if lower element tests open with continuity meter then it for sure is bad. i would also check the wire ends that connect to the element and/or the control board, they could have loosened allowing a bad connection and low voltage to elementor burnt off.. most ovens do not use the broil element at all during the bake cycle, only during the broil cycle.. some however do utilize the broil element during baking, but at a lower wattage or something..
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Wattage for oven pleb30s9fc


  • Connected Load (kW Rating) 240/208 Volts: 3.5/2.6
  • Amps @ 240/208 (Approx.): 14.6/12.6
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Broiling works but baking does not work


CHECK FOR 240VOLTS AT THE TERMINALS OF THE BAKE ELEMENT. GAIN ACCESS BY REMOVING THE BACK PANEL OF THE RANGE. SOMETIMES THE TERMINAL WILL BURN OFF OF THE WIRE GOING TO THE ELEMENT. THE WIRE WILL JUST BE HANGING THERE. BE SURE TO UNPLUG THE OVEN BEFORE REMOVING BACK PANEL. IF THE WIRE IS BURNT, REPLACE THE TERMINAL AND REATTACH TO THE ELEMENTS TERMINAL. IF THE TERMINAL IS DAMAGED, REPLACE BAKE ELEMENT.
IF THERE IS NO VOLTAGE TO THE ELEMENT, REPLACE CONTROL.

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