Bake portion of range does not work, looking at the bottom element of the oven you may be able to see the brake in the element if not check it with a meter to see if there is a current.

ApplianceWhirlpool Range


Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repairLess than 15 mins

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Socket set

michael From mc murray, PA

Jul 01, 2011

4 out of 4 people found this instruction helpful

MAKE SURE OVEN IS OFF, MAKE SURE OVEN IS OFF DONT try to take of the small screws that hold the element in place particulary if it is older (mine was 25 years)usless you have the correct socket. Remember left to loosen and right to tight.Buy the correct size or you will buy new screws in the end.Lay newspaper over the open door before you reach in to the oven to keep from getting any soot or grease on your shirt when you are reaching into the oven. Remove trays from oven.Reach into the oven with the socket( a extension helps)and remove the screws.Gently pull the ends of the old element out of the back of the oven you will see they are connected to wires by slipon clips. Gently pry them off with a small screwdriver putting the screwdriver at the base and turning the screwdriver to pry them up. The box that the new element came in works nicely for the old element. Now is a good time to clean anything on the bottom of the oven while the element is out.Gently attach the wires on the new element slip them back into the back of the oven.Attach one screw but dont completely tighten then do the other one and tighten it.Now tighten the first one.Return trays remove newspaper get you clubs or fishing rod and go have a nice day.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Bake Element

Part Number: PS397800

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