Lower baking element burnt out and snapped into two parts

ApplianceMaytag Range

ModelMER65500AAQ

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repairLess than 15 mins

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Pliers
Screw drivers

Lynette From Nickerson, MN

Mar 13, 2013

I removed racks from my cooled oven and crawled in…taking a Philips screw-driver I removed the two screws holding it in place.. I pulled the connections out about 3'"s. I then separated the element connection from the receptive ..spade-type connector from stove. Then I took new part , which I had ordered on a Sunday, and came the next Thursday, and in a reverse procedure I connected the new element to the connective wires coming out of stove…Making sure they were firmly together. Then I pushed Element back so connections would go back inside stove, replaced screws firmly . keeping element in place.. Turned on oven and element became red. ?There is asection of this particular element that fits across the back wall of the oven, and that remained black.I never looked at old element in the 12 years I have had it. So it may not have ever gotten red either!!!! I baked some muffins and they turned out great in the amount of time expected. Took about 10 minutes. I'm happy.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Lower Bake Element

Part Number: PS2362492

$25.39
In Stock