Replacing the backing element in our oven.

ApplianceGeneral Electric Range

ModelSpectra

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Nutdriver

Richard From Billings, MT

Nov 24, 2011

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The element ignited and burnt like a sparkler. I unscrewed the bolt/screws holding it in, and pulled like I had on older models. The clips holding it didn't come undone, but the wires hit the side causing a huge flash. It was still hot, even though it wasn't turned on. You need to unplug the oven, or turn off the breaker. I unplugged and took the back panel running down the middle off (4 screws), and undid the clips. Putting the new one back in was easy. Insert the element ends through their places inside the oven. Screw them in place. Hook the wire clips on in back, and replace the back panel. Installation took less than 5 minutes.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Bake Element - Push On Terminals - 240V

Part Number: PS249285

$49.62
In Stock