Bottom Oven Heating Element Crumbled in My Hands

ApplianceGeneral Electric Range


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Nutdriver
Screw drivers

Laura Seiler From Margate, FL

May 27, 2014

I was diligent about reading the reviews and instructions online, as I was prepared to ruin my stove and buy a new one. I thought I'd give this a shot. First, the repair is straight-forward in regards to replacing the element. There were some reviews commenting on how the connection wires are short with little room for tugging and reattaching. Do yourself a huge favor and pull out your stove. The rear panel has 4 nuts to loosen -- yes, only four. The center back panel comes out and allows you to push the wires and connectors to the back interior of the stove. There is no reason to struggle. The element has to be secured to the prong and the rear panel gets reattached. The whole repair took less than 15 minutes, including wipedown time as it was pretty greasy on the sides when I pulled out the stove. I am so confident that I am planning a second repair on my refrigerator.

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