The oven would no longer heat in bake mode

ApplianceGeneral Electric Range


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Nutdriver
Screw drivers

Wayne From Stanhope, NJ

Mar 10, 2013

I turned off the circuit breaker!!! Then I removed the two screws in the back of the oven that hold on the bake element. I pulled out the bake element and measured the resistance across the two wires. The resistance was too large to give a reading, indicating that the bake element was open (broken). I put it back together and ordered a new bake element. When the new one arrived, I made sure the circuit breaker was turned off!!! Then I removed the two mounting screws again and then removed the screws that held the wires to the bake element. I found the wires wer springy and disappeared into the mounting hole and into the fiberglass insulation behind. I fished them out and connected them to the new bake element. The two wires have different colors, but the position isn't important. It is important to tighten the screws well with a screwdriver, being careful not to bend the leads on the bake element. Then I alligned the new bake element with the mounting holes and replaced the two mounting screws. I turned on the circuit breaker and ran the oven for a few minutes to burn off the smell of the newly manufactured bake element. Job done.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Bake Element - 240V 2300W

Part Number: PS249466

In Stock