ApplianceGeneral Electric Range
Level of DifficultyReally easy
Time to do repairLess than 15 mins
Age of Appliance5 - 10 years
WELL I first took off the oven door and then took out the baking racks. Then I used my nutdriver without and bits in it, since the screws that needed to be removed were .25" hex tops and that is the same size as the hole one the end of my nutdriver that you put the bits in, to unscrew the 2 screws. I then pulled out the element, but I could only get one side to come out. So I pushed the right side back in and tried to pull the left side out. Then there was a very load clap, a lot of sparks and some smoke. I then checked to make sure the knob was in the OFF position and it was. Then I pulled the stove out and unplugged it, something I felt I did not need to do because the switch was in the OFF position.
I then removed the middle section from the back of the stove and unhooked the old element, went back to the front and pushed the new one into place and tighten the 2 screws. Went back behind the stove and connected the 2 wires, put the back piece back on, plugged the stove back in, pushed the stove back into place, then turned the stove ON to make sure the new part worked and it did. I then put the racks back in and the door back on and it oven was ready to make dinner. And NO I did not learn my lesson about first unplugging electric things before working on them, that is usually falls between steps 2 to 4. Louis