Broiler Element was snapped in to two pieces

ApplianceMaytag Range


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair30 - 60 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Pliers
Screw drivers

Patricia From Severna Park, MD

Mar 17, 2010

2 out of 3 people found this instruction helpful

The toughest part was seeing the two screws in the dark rear of the oven, so a good flashlight with adjustable beam is helpful. After removing the pots and pan drawer from it's tracks, take the opportunity to clean out that space underneath the drawer when you unplug the oven. Once that was done, I removed the bracket screws holding the broken broiler element on the roof of the oven and the two screws holding the element in the rear of the oven. It's an uncomfortable reach so, setting a flashlight on the open over door helped me see what I was doing. The element slides right out of the holes from with in the insulation behind the oven's rear panel. Each side is connected to a wire pin that may need a good tug with pliers to slip the wire clip off the old element end. The new element connected right to the old wire clips with ease. You may have to jiggle the element end as you poke it back through the hole into the insulation where it came from. The element ends screwed right back into it's original position with the old screws. I slipped the roof bracket over the new element and reattached to the oven roof. I plugged the oven back in, replaced the drawer on it's tracks, tested the broiler and it works like a charm. Total time 35 minutes.

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Part Number: PS3418343

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