ApplianceGeneral Electric Range
Level of DifficultyReally easy
Time to do repair15 - 30 mins
Age of Appliance5 - 10 years
I had a very positive experience with the installation of the heating element in my oven. Although only six years old, the coils had many apple pie drippings that caused the coil to literally burn into two pieces.
In my attempt to save on labor charges, I decided that I would replace the heating element myself. I was somewhat apprehensive, as I have never tried anything like this before. I read some of the experiences of others on Part Select, and decided I would try it.
I received the part and got to work. I first turned off the power to the oven, and removed the oven door. I then pulled out the old heating unit after removing two hex screws. The new unit fit perfectly, but I then realized I would have to remove the back plate in order to get at the plugs. I used a hex head bit as the screws have no slots. I carefully removed the plate, avoiding the sharp corners and razor sharp edges. To my great satisfaction, I not only saw the receiving ends of the prongs, but the prongs of the new unit, all in clear view. I attached them, turned on the power and tested the unit. It worked! I replaced the plate, pushed the stove back to the wall, replaced the door, reset the clock and I was done. In all, I spent about 15-20 minutes for this repair.
With the cost of a trip charge and the normal accelerated pricing on the part, I figure I saved over $150.00.
Thank you Part Select. By providing affordable pricing and feedback from customers, you made the job easy.
Oh and by the way, I am female, and a senior citizen.