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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Broken oven
First, verify it is the problem. (A working element has a conductive core, or wire, all the way through it). If the core wire is broken, it is defective. To verify it is broken, use an Ohmmeter - if value is above 500 Ohms the core is likely broken. Replace it.
To test without an Ohm meter, use a flashlight bulb and flashlight batteries, some wire and run the loop through the element. If bulb lights, core is ok.
If broken, take it in to any small appliance store as most oven elements are VERY similar. Likely they will have one in stock. They will be cheaper than over the internet.
Posted on Mar 25, 2008
firstly make sure the power is isolated before removing any panels.
sometimes the element will just screw out from the inside of the oven and should pull through into the oven compartment with the wires attached, simply remove the wires, replace the element and refit any panels.
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Posted on Nov 11, 2008
hey sorry about that,as a repair man i hold on to those babies like crazy.almost all ovens i worked on [its many]the rear wall dose not come apart.if yours dose great go that way.but other wise yes you have to go thru the back.i would try fishing abit more before i pulled it out if was me.God bless,tom
Posted on Jan 02, 2009
I am assuming that you have a broken tilt bracket in your steering column. I just changed one Last Friday. You will need a few special tools (steering wheel puller, steering shaft spring compressor and a pivot pin removal tool. You can rent some of these. You will also need a 1/4" drive ratchet with extension and female torx bits. Look up on line or buy a book to take you through the process. Remember to disconnect the battery and wait for 10 minutes before beginning. This will keep the air bag from giving you a 200 mile per hour surprise. I bought a set of dealer manuals for 35.00 on Ebay last week to guide me. It will take you about 3 hours at least. This narrative should help you to decide if this is something you want to do at least.
Posted on Apr 14, 2009
Not if you can access you main electrical panel. You should be able to turn off the 50 Amp Double Pole Breaker that provides power to the wall oven/ Note, sometimes it's a 40 or a 60 amp breaker depending on the age and requirements for the wall oven.
You should be able to turn off the breaker and safely remove the oven and disconnect the wiring connections once you pull the oven out of the opening. Be sure to fully tape each wire once you disconnect them from the oven to prevent an accidents - also, LEAVE THE BREAKER OFF until the new oven has been properly installed!
IF you aren't sure which breaker it is and really want to be ultra safe, you can shut off the main breaker, but you'll be without power until you've got the oven removed and have safely taped each conductor with SEVERAL wraps of electrical tape to prevent contact with the bare conductors.
Hope you found this very helpful and best regards!
Posted on Aug 07, 2009
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