Element burned through due to something dripping on it & burning.

ApplianceMaytag Range

Model993579

Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repairLess than 15 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Screw drivers

Mary From Boone, NC

Jan 11, 2009

8 out of 8 people found this instruction helpful

I looked at the other repair stories on this site & realized it should be simple to do. I first switched off the power at the circuit breaker (range has its own switch). Then used a philips head screw driver to remove the 2 screws that hold the element in place at the back of the oven. Gently pulled the element out. Was able to disconnect the wire on the right side. But the other one would not budge. Thought I would have to get a repair guy out after all. Decided to try again again next day. Put on a pair of leather gloves to get a better grip on the wire (thought pliers might bend the connectors). Was able to wiggle it back & forth & it came loose. Then it was easy to hook up the new one, gently pushing the element connectors into the oven wires & put it back into the oven & replaced the 2 screws holding the element in place. Switched the circuit breaker back on. Turned on the oven and it works like new and no repair person visit!! Thanks for the info at this site.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

USE WPL 74010750 (Now subbed to Bake Element)

Part Number: PS2088095

$30.20
In Stock