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Does my range have a disconnect plug?

I am replacing the element in my smooth top range and can't determine if there is a disconnect plug for the surface element wiring harness. I am following your instructions from a Feb 11 post. I have a Whilrpool GJP85802 range. Please help!

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  • smartcookie Apr 21, 2008

    I followed your instructions by disconnecting the terminal lugs, labeling them with masking tape and carefully reconnecting the new element. My cooktop was hinged so I could raised it and prop it open. It worked like a charm! I saved myself the service call and labour charges as well the inconvenience of waiting for service. Thank you for your prompt reply. I am happy to say I did it myself!

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If there was a disconnect plug it would be located either under the cook top, or inside the console. The plug is generally square white plastic. The illustrated parts breakdown at searspartdirect.com was inconclusive. It did not show any disconnect plug, but it also didn't show the wiring harness either. If there is no disconnect on this model, simply disconnect the terminal lugs at the element you are replacing. Just be sure to write down where they connect to (HINT: a digital camera also comes in handy), and make sure you disconnect the power cord BEFORE opening the appliance. There's still power present with the stove turned off. Good luck and let me know if I can help you further.

Posted on Apr 20, 2008

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    Jeff Rockwell Apr 21, 2008

    Good for you! Glad I could be of assistance.

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Steps necessary to replace one of the surface elements on a smooth top electric range.


Before you begin:

1. UNPLUG the range before servicing.

2. There are a few screws located under the front edge of the cook top. You will need to open the oven door to see them. Remove these screws and the top should lift up.

On some ranges, there is a disconnect plug for the surface element wiring harness. If you have this feature, Follow these steps:

a. Unplug the cook top and leave the elements in place.

b. Place the whole cook top assembly face-down on a soft surface (like some old towels, or a blanket).

c. Remove the bad surface element by removing only the bracket pair that the affected element is attached to. Leave the rest of the elements wired together. Write down the wire color codes so you can be sure the new element is installed correctly. HINT: A digital camera can save you some time.

d. When installing the new surface element, make sure you use the same alignment marks (the numbered positions around the perimeter) as the old element. Avoid touching the burner surface and handle with care. Try to handle from the underside of the element only.

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The cook top will lift up, exposing the surface burners and wiring harness. The screws are located along the bottom of the front edge of the cooktop. You will need to open the oven door to see them. Then, just follow these steps:

Before you begin:

1. UNPLUG the range before servicing. There is dangerous voltage still present even with burners turned off.

2. There are a few screws located under the front edge of the cook top. You will need to open the oven door to see them. Remove these screws and the top should lift up. If the range is not equipped with any kind of hinge supports, the top will have to be propped up.

On some ranges, there is a disconnect plug for the surface element wiring harness. If you have this feature, Follow these steps:

a. Unplug the cook top and leave the elements in place.

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c. Remove the bad surface element by removing only the bracket pair that the affected element is attached to. Leave the rest of the elements wired together. Write down the wire color codes so you can be sure the new element is installed correctly. HINT: A digital camera can save you some time.

d. When installing the new surface element, make sure you use the same alignment marks (the numbered positions around the perimeter) as the old element. Avoid touching the burner surface and handle with care. Try to handle from the underside of the element only. Oil from your hands can cause damage to the element and/or premature failure. The elements are fragile.

If the wiring harness does NOT unplug, prop the cook top in place and install the surface element from underneath. A helpful hint: Use some duct tape to hold the assembly until you have screwed it back into place. Don't forget to remove the duct tape when completed.

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