Burnt out oven element, faulty surface burner switch

ApplianceJenn-Air Range

ModelS160

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair30 - 60 mins

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Pliers
Screw drivers

Thomas From Burlington, MA

Jun 09, 2011

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As an arthritic 83 yr old I had a little trouble removing the two screws holding old element but with penetrating oil and channel locks on the screwdriver for leverage that problem was solved. Installation of new element was a snap, a matter of minutes to connect the element spades to the wire contacts and relace the two screws holding the element to the oven cabinet.

To remove the old switch I removed the four screws holding the control panel (Oven door must be open to get at screws)Removing the old switch took a few more minutes as with age of the unit the male spade contacts of the switch were tight on the female wire contacts and I carefully used needle nose pliers to free them. I quickly learned not to remove the two screws holding the switch to the panel until the switch spades were free from the female wire contacts. Installation of the new switch was easy. I replaced the panel with four screws, checked everything, reset the circuit breaker and I was back in business.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Bake Element - 240V

Part Number: PS2195202

$34.11
In Stock

Surface Burner Switch (Now subbed to USE WPL 703650)

Part Number: PS2375629

$53.47
In Stock