Level of DifficultyEasy
Time to do repair15 - 30 mins
Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years
I figured that it could not be a hard repair, that these things "die" in the ordinary lifetime of an oven, so that they would not make it too hard to get to. I pulled out the oven and disconnected it; opened three screws on the back, took off the back plate, and you could easily see the two connectors to the element. They came off with a gentle tug with pliers. Then you open the oven, and remove one screw on each side where the element is connected to the back wall of the oven. A magnetic hex socket end for the screwdriver makes it easier. Remove the old element gently through the glass wool insullation, and insert the new one with the element "legs" down. Verify the placement of the element connections in the back, and then replace the screw that hold the tab on the base of each element side to the back wall of the oven. Then, carefully reconnect the connector sleeve onto each end of the element in the back of the oven snuggly. Close the back panel with the three (the forth on the top was not tight and didn't need openening or closing)screws to the sides and bottom of the panel. Replace oven and reconnect to power, and test the element. It all took less than half an hour.