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Ge spectra bake element replacement, have rec'd new element, to remove old one I have uncrewed bracket and pulled wiring to the front, taped to oven wall so will not slip back in, now how do I diconnect the old element from the wiring has a small terminal on both wires, do I pull them off, or pry them off, do I need to reuse them?

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Take the 2 screws out of the back wall of the oven (inside) holding the element on. Then pull the element out and it will expose the wires and terminals (2). Unplug the 2 wires and plug them on the new element and mount the element back in the oven and your fixed. (make sure to turn the power off to the oven before you start unplugging wires.


Please check the bellow links related to your issue:-


http://www.ehow.com/how_5564765_replace-ge-oven-element.html


http://www.ehow.com/how_6322899_change-oven-element-ge-spectra.html



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