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Trying to replace heating element - can't retrieve wire

I'm trying to replace the heating element in my oven, but one of the wires is behind the oven and I can't reach it. I tried pulling the oven out from the wall, but it looks like the main power cord to the unti prevents me from pulling it out enough, and it looks like the cabinet was built around the oven, so detaching the main power will require a LOT of work. Any idea on how I might retreive the wire? I've tried putting my finger in through the hole inside the oven, but all I feel is the insulation.

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  • qwertqwert Aug 07, 2008

    we have the same problem our to heating element stopped working after 4 years we paid 1300$ for the oven when we had the money and now nobody can tell us how to fix it 2004 frigidaire self cleaning convection oven if you can help im at



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You will have to take the oven out ,Turn off the power and check if the wires are tied behind the oven,

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Why won't the lower element heat?


1.Even a bad relay door switch will hinder your oven from operating.

If your oven has internal fuses, a wiring or component problem could have caused a fuse to blow. A blown fuse is an indication that a component has shorted or failed, and the problem will need to be corrected. Most ovens that use fuses will have an indication of the circuits that are affected by a particular fuse. If an oven fuse has blown, then you should inspect the oven element and the associated wiring to determine the cause before replacing the fuse.


the broil element
is the heating element that is found at the top of the oven and produces a very high heat for broiling. If the broil element isn't working, you should first do a visual inspection for signs that the element has blistered or separated. If the element appears normal then you can check for continuity with a multi-meter. Remove power from the appliance before performing this test. Remove the back panel and locate the terminals for the broil element and inspect the terminals and wires for signs of overheating or damage.

If there is no continuity then the element will need to be replaced. If the wires are damaged then they will need to be repaired. If the element is ok then you will need to check the broil circuit to determine the cause. This involves live voltage checks and should only be performed by qualified persons. Components to check include fuses, if the range is equipped, and oven control thermostat or electronic control. Depending on the manufacturer of the element, you will normally read between 19 ohms and 115 ohms

The bake element
is the heating element that is found at the bottom of the oven. Most electric ovens use both the bake element and the broil element in a bake cycle, with the bake element performing 90% of the heating. If the bake element isn't working, the oven may not heat. To help determine if the bake element is defective you should first do a visual check. If the element is blistered or separated then it should be replaced. If the element appears to look normal, then turn the oven on to a bake function for a minute and then turn it off.

Check the element for signs of heating and if it is still cold then it may be defective. Disconnect the power and then remove the back panel. First check the wires as they may have become loose or corroded. If the element appears to be fine visually, test it for continuity with a multi-meter. ( by placing the each of the meter prongs on each end of the heater element connectors) If the element is burned or no longer has continuity, it will need to be replaced. Depending on the manufacturer of the element, you will normally read between 19 ohms and 115 ohms





Jun 25, 2015 | Ovens

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We have a GE electric stove with a JDP 39 oven element which has burned out. How do we get the bottom heating element out to replace it?

UNPLUG the stove or turn off its breaker.

Inside the oven, trace the element back to the rear wall. There should be one screw on each side next to where the element goes through the rear wall. Unscrew that screw on each side and pull the element toward you - it'll come easily, bring its wiring behind it (this is why there must be NO power to the stove!). Detach the wiring from the element... DO NOT allow the wires to pull back through the wall, or you'll have to pull the whole range out to retrieve them.

To install the new element, just reverse that procedure.

Jul 31, 2014 | Ovens

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When trying to turn on the front right burner it doesn't heat at all what do I need to replace?

Check the wiring to the element, be careful shock hazard. On my electric range the wires were broken where the element plugs in socket. Socket kits are about $9.00 us If you have a volt meter unplug the element and turn the control on if you have voltage then replace the element. Thanks Tom

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Our Kenmore oven does not come on. Can I fix it?

In older ovens you should check the heat element in the oven for burn outs or breaks. It should be smooth all the way around. If there is a burn out or break it will need to be replaced.

First unplug the 220V power cable behind the oven. If it is hard wired to the box on the wall, shut off the power supply to the oven at the breaker panel. Verify it is off by trying to turn on a burner.

In the rear of the oven there is a small plate where the elements go in held in place by a small screw. Unscrew and slowly and gently pull element out from the opening until you can see the wire connectors. Unscrew or unclip as needed. You can test the element with an OHM meter.

Make a note of the Model Number and Serial Number of the oven. Bring the old element and ID information to a Sears service center. You will need the old element to show because on some models the wire connectors are different.

If it is not a problem with the element. The problem can be an internal fuse or oven thermostat failure. Don't replace and energize a new fuse until you determine why the fuse blew out. Check all wires in the control head and in the rear for hot spots, lose connectors. Sometimes the problem is the clock / timer wearing out and failing. Troubleshooting the wiring etc should be done by a technician. Ovens run on 220 Volts which can easily kill a person...

Look for the simple things first. I once took a stacked oven apart only to discover the timer function was turned off disabling the oven.

Apr 15, 2011 | Ovens

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Hi, It looks as if my heating element on my AKZ446/IX oven has gone, as the fan, oven and grill work fine but no heat come out from the oven. I've seen on the online videos how to change the heating...

NEmmake sure you removed the correct item first
replace the oven element, located at the rear of the oven compartment, behind a removeable cover.

Jan 26, 2011 | Whirlpool AKZ159IX Oven

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Replacing heat elements in oven

To replace oven heat element follow the steps below carefully
Turn off the power to the oven at the breaker box.
  • Step 2 Take out the screws holding the element bracket in place. These will be on the back wall of the oven, or sometimes on the top.
  • Step 3 Pull the element toward you a little bit until you see the wires behind it.
  • Step 4 Unscrew the leads and take the bad element out.
  • Step 5 Hold the new element up while you attach the wires to it. Don't stretch the wires any more than you have to.
  • Step 6 Line up the element while tucking the wires back in. Be sure not to pinch the wires between the bracket and the back wall.
  • Step 7 Fasten the brackets, making sure they're tight.
  • Step 8 Restore power to the appliance.
  • basically to install the elements , place it in the same position as the old one. Connect it the same way the old one was connected, using the same screws to hold it in place. Just about all the other components of an electric range or oven
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    Trying to replace UY46x grill element, unfortunately conecting wire has dropped down and cant retrieve, can I remove the grill backplate to get to the wire ?

    You need to take ovn out of its cavity and take the back off. You will then see the wiring. Easy job. You may need to place oven on a table or similar as wiring may not be long enough to put oven on floor and they can be a bit heavy

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    Aeg competence b2190-1m oven not heating

    If the fan is working o/k, then you need replace the oven element.
    To access this, remove inner rear cover of oven, there you will see the circular element.
    Unscrew the screws securing it ,and remove element.
    Detach wires and transfer to new element, be careful not to lose the wires behind the oven rear, refit element and rear cover.

    please rate my solution.

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    Hotpoint dy46 x oven

    Hi there,

    Usually with ovens not heating up the element has gone and needs replacing. A few checks to do before going to the expense and trouble of replacing are to check the House Power Box Fuses to make sure none a blown - especially look for the one relating to the Oven or Range. If blown replace the fuse wire. If it blows again you have a problem with the power point or appliance. Does the Oven Fan work? If so chances are the oven is getting power as is the element and your house electrical lines to the Oven are fine and the element needs replacing. Not knowing the particular Brand you have amkes it difficult say how to remove the element. Some elements are accessible from inside the oven - others you have to remove the oven and get access from behind by removing a panel. Whatever you do if you do decide to remove the element MAKE SURE you TURN OFF THE POWER to the Oven. Hope this helps.


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    Element wires fell behind oven

    I just had the same problem with our Electrolux wall oven. I don't expect you are still having problems 3 years later, but thought I would post for the benefit of anyone else with this issue.

    Firstly, turn your power off. I then had to unscrew two screws on each side of the oven door which allowed the oven shell to come forward. You should then see the power cord which you can remove from the powerpoint. If your oven is hard-wired in, then I would definitely call an electrician.

    Once I removed the oven, I placed it on the floor and unscrewed a few screws that held the top and back casing on. After removing the casing, you can see the wiring and you just need to push the fallen wire back through.

    Before you put the casing back on, you could replace your element just in case the wire falls through again.

    Sep 17, 2007 | Whirlpool Ovens

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