Burned-out Element

ApplianceGeneral Electric Oven


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair30 - 60 mins

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Nutdriver

Robert K. From Waterford, VA

Dec 18, 2013

First of all, go to circuit breaker box and switch off the power to the oven.

Return to oven and verify the power is definitely off.

Open oven door to 'vent' position and remove door. Return hinges to closed position. Remove all racks.

Using nut driver (1/4-inch) remove the two screws just above the element.

Gently rock the element back and forth while pulling gently toward yourself. You should see two wires emerging from the layer of insulation in back of oven. When you have enough wire exposed, use long-nose pliers to gently rock the 'Faston' connectors and pull them off the element's male connectors.

Insert new element and re-install the connectors, being certain they are fully engaged.

Fasten the new element to the back wall of the oven using nut driver. Be careful to not cross-thread - gentle is the word!

Turn the circuit breaker on and very briefly turn the oven to Bake and verify the element is heating. It likely will smoke a bit.

Re-install the racks and the door. Reset the clock.

You should be done and your oven should run for many years..

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