Oven Heating Element Dead

ApplianceGeneral Electric Oven


Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repairLess than 15 mins

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Nutdriver


Mar 07, 2013

Turn off circuit breaker supplying oven power. As an added measure of security, pull oven away from wall and remove oven plug from outlet.
Two 1/4-inch hex head screws secure the mounting plate on each side of the heating element where it enters the rear of the oven. Remove these to screws and gently pull the heating element towards the front of the oven, exposing the attached electric wires. There will be fiberglass insulation behind the rear oven wall. The heating element and wires pass through slots cut in the insulation. Using three fingers on one hand, place one finger between the two heating element legs and one finger on the outside of each leg to hold the insulation back prevent pulling it out. The 1/4-inch screws securing the wires to the oven heating element may be tightly attached. Using a pair of pliers, carefully grasp the end of one heating element at a time as you unscrew each screw attached to a wire.
Position the new heating element in the oven so that the supports attached to the front of the heating element are on the bottom.
When attaching the wires to the new heating element, use the pliers to grasp the heating element by the sides to prevent bending the element as you tighten the screw. Gently and carefully push the heating element and wires back through the opening in the rear of the oven. Install the two screws to secure the backplate to the rear of the oven.
Insert the plug into the outlet and turn the circuit breaker on.
Turn on oven to low temperature to check that the new oven heating element is working correctly.
It is suggested that you check the temperature calibration with an accurate oven thermometer and adjust to correct accordingly.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Bake Element - 240V 2300W

Part Number: PS249466

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