ApplianceGeneral Electric Range
Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult
Time to do repair15 - 30 mins
Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years
Throughout, I took care to not rest my full weight on oven door, although it's hard to work with arms extended. Shut off power to oven at outside circuit breaker, removed both racks, placed trouble light on open oven door at left to illuminate back of oven. Tilted element up to get at bolts. Used 1/4" socket set to remove two hex bolts holding burned-out element's plate to back of oven, pulled it out 3" to expose wire connectors. Held connectors still with pliers in left hand (to not bend wires) while loosening/removing connector bolts with socket set in right hand. Took effort to loosen. Removed element. Wiped oven floor clean. Positioned new bake element in same place, again held connectors still with pliers (left hand) and tightened wire connector bolts with socket set (right hand), pushed element back to original element's position. New element came with screws, not bolts, so used magnetic Philips screwdriver to get screws lined up (tricky), tighten new element's plate to oven's back wall. Removed trouble light, restored power, set closed oven for "bake" and "350 degrees." Element glowed hot in 1 1/2 minutes, ta-daah!