Bake element burnt open

ApplianceGeneral Electric Range


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repairLess than 15 mins

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Pliers
Screw drivers

Ronald From Oil City, PA

Dec 26, 2009

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I disconnected the 240 volt supply by removing the fuses from the fuse panel. Next I removed two screws that hold the element in place with a nutdriver. Then being careful not to short or ground the wires I pulled the element out 3 or 4 inches and turned the oven control to the on position and tested for voltage, line to line then each line to ground to be sure the correct fuses were pulled. Turned the controls back to off. Next I disconnected the wires using the same nutdriver and removed the old element.
I placed the new element in the oven, attached the wires using a screwdriver backing it up with pliers to hold the connector on the element, then slid the element into position and installed the two screws in the back of the oven, then reinstalled the fuses.
Partselect shipped the order right away. I ordered Thursday evening and received the element Monday morning using standard shipping. I wasn't able to reference the oven by part number (it is a 40 year old GE oven) but their pictures and 1" grid made it convenient to pick the correct part.
In the past I bought the main control circuitboard for my Kenmore dishwasher, a door light switch for my refigerator, a turntable motor for my GE microwave vent hood, and an element for a Maytag oven. Every time I have ordered parts they were in stock as indicated and shipped right away and were the right part.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Bake Element

Part Number: PS249483

In Stock