Bottom wall oven heating element failed

ApplianceGeneral Electric Range


Level of DifficultyDifficult

Time to do repair30 - 60 mins

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Pliers
Socket set

Jeffrey From Pawling, NY

Oct 01, 2010

1 out of 1 people found this instruction helpful

While I appreciate all the various parts available from PartSelect, I was disappointed that the only heater element that was approximately the right size and shape for my wall oven had push-on prongs. My original was screw-on.

Thus, I had to (very) carefully drill through the somewhat thick metal tabs to get screws into them. This meant holding the tabs with a pliers while I drilled them out to make sure that I did not break off the tab. Then, I increased the hole size by using increasing diameter drill bits. I let the screws self-tap, but again this was done carefully to avoid breaking off the tabs. Finally, I found that the part of the new heater element going through the back wall of the oven was an inch or so longer than the original. This did not seem to cause a problem of overheating outside the oven. At least not so far!

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Bake Element

Part Number: PS249344

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