Broken oven Bake Element

ApplianceGeneral Electric Range


Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repairLess than 15 mins

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Socket set

Michael From Houston, TX

Apr 08, 2010

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Removed the 2 screws that hold the element in place in the oven. Pulled on the element to expose the wires. At this point the element which was initially just cracked ,broke completely appart ,at the crack into 2 pieces. (Confirmed obvious element failure lol..) Ordered a new element and decided to just plug in the range so as to be able to use the stove till it arrived. Blue sparks and now no power at all to the stove. frustrated at my ignorance I go out side and check the breaker. It seemed ok,so now i worry about a blown fuse. I took the back panels off with appropriate socket and cant find a fuse..JUST GREAT!! i notced a burn mark where the wire connects to the element and figured out that it shorted because it was touching the inside of the oven ..I had not pushed it back flush. I found out how to simply slip the connector off of the element with the back open and now pushed the element back in place. I taped the wires with electrical tape so they would not short on anything,checked the breaker again and turned it off for a second..then back on. This time when i plugged the range back in I had power..whew what a relief!! When the new element arrived it took 10 minutes to take the 2 screws back out ,swap in the new element and slide on the wires to the connectors. I reinstalled the backing plate ,and put the 2 screw back in to hold the element. Problem solved!!

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Bake Element - Push On Terminals - 240V

Part Number: PS249286

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