stove surface unit arced and caught fire/sparks

ApplianceGeneral Electric Range


Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Nutdriver

dan From newport news, VA

Jul 12, 2009

2 out of 4 people found this instruction helpful

I first unplugged the stove (alternatively, shut off the breaker). I unscrewed the terminal block screw from the stove top (after removing the stove element and burner bowl). I got in behind and removed the six screws in the sheet metal panel. Removed the panel. Unplugged the terminal block wires for each unit, one at a time, and immediately plugged in the new unit wires (after threading the wires up under the control panel). Wire polarity doesn't matter. Secured the panel temporarily with a couple of screws. Replaced the burner bowls and stove elements in the new terminal blocks. Plugged in the stove and tried each unit. Worked great! Secured the remaining screws in the rear panel and moved the stove back into place. Thanks so much!

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Surface Burner Terminal Block Kit

Part Number: PS242972

In Stock

Burner Bowl - 6"

Part Number: PS244398

In Stock

Burner Bowl - 8"

Part Number: PS244399

In Stock