COOKTOP ELEMENTS WORKED INTERMITTANTLY.

ApplianceWhirlpool Range

ModelRC8900XMH0

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Screw drivers
Socket set

CHARLES From SOMERSWORTH, NH

Mar 28, 2009

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TURN THE POWER OFF TO THE UNIT. REMOVE THE COLD ELEMENT BY LIFTING UP AND PULLING OUT. REMOVE THE DRIP PAN. REMOVE THE ELEMENT PLUG SCREW AND PULL THE PLUG UP AND OUT OF THE SOCKET. CUT THE LEADS TO THE PLUG AS CLOSE TO THE PLUG END AS POSSIBLE TO ALLOW ENOUGH WIRE TO SPLICE THE NEW PLUG IN. STRIP THE INSULLATION BACK 3/8" TO ALLOW FOR SPLICING. INSTALL THE SHRINK TUBE COLLAR ON THE WIRE AND PLACE ONE NEW LEAD (PRESTRIPPED AT THE FACTORY)NEXT TO THE OLD WIRE AND PLACE THE WIRE NUT PROVIDED OVER THE BARE WIRE ENDS AND TWIST IT ON UNTIL IT IS TIGHT. BEND THE WIRE NUT SPLICE BACK OVER ONE OF THE LEADS AND SLIDE THE SHRINK TAPE OVER IT. HEAT UP THE SHRINK TAPE WITH A HAIR DRYER TO MAKE IT TIGHT OVER THE WIRE NUT CONNECTION. REPEAT THE PROCESS FOR THE NEXT LEAD. SLIDE THE LEADS INTO THE NEW SOCKET. INSTALL THE SOCKET AND SECURE THE THE NEW SCREW PROVIDED. REINSTALL THE DRIP PAN AND PLUG IN THE HEAT ELEMENT. FOLLOW THE SAME PROCEDURE FOR EACH ELEMENT SOCKET REPLACED. TURN THE POWER BACK ON.

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