Lower Bake Element Died

ApplianceGeneral Electric Range


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Pliers
Screw drivers

Kitty From Marion, NC

Oct 11, 2011

2 out of 3 people found this instruction helpful

Step 1--cut power to the unit off at the breaker box! Step 2--take a deep breath and dive in. The most difficult part, after getting over the fear, was unscrewing the old unit from the back plate -- been there a LONG time. Step 3, slowly pull the old part forward to see the wires on either side of the old coil. Note how the 'clips' attach to the ends. Remove the old unit, being careful not to bend the clips. Slide the new part into the stove. Attach the clips until click securely--be careful not to bend; make sure the clips are secure or you risk losing the wire inside the stove. Once the clips are secure, gently and slowly slide the ends into the holes. The wires and ends will glide into a hole such that the plates on the part align with the back of the stove. Use the old screws and attach the face plate of the part to the back of the stove. The part may rest slightly above the bottom of the stove; this will resolve itself as the part 'adjusts' to the new environment. Turn the breaker back on and turn on the stove. There may be a slight odor the firs time the unit is used; I suggest leaving the door open and heat the coil completely for about 20 minutes. Should be ready to go. (The old unit should be discarded; ask your recycle team if they accept electronic parts or alert the garbage guys that the old part is in the weekly trask.)

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Bake Element - 240V

Part Number: PS249473

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