left terminal broke off from the base of the block causing circuit breaker to trip and not able to be re-set

ApplianceFrigidaire Range

ModelFFEF3020LW

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of Appliance1 - 4 years

Tools Nutdriver
Pliers
Screw drivers

Fred From North Babylon, NY

Jun 10, 2014

Ensured breaker was off. My range is hot wired. Removed all cables from old terminal block with nutdriver. Used phillips head screw driver to remove old terminal block from back of range. replaced old terminal block with new one. Re-attached accessory cables to small terminals first, then the main cables to the terminal block using where necessary long nose pliers. It is important to make note of which cables are attached to each terminal of the block, so make a sketch PRIOR to removal. Also be careful how the cables are attached to the block. You are using 10 gauge cable with thick insulation. It is important that when pushing the range back into position the cable does not put too much pressure on the block as it will break it. That's exactly what happened to this last one. It probably cracked under the strain of the pressure of the cable and finally current running through it weakened it to the point where it broke off from the block causing it to short and trip the breaker.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

TERMINAL BLOCK KIT

Part Number: PS2333392

$28.36
In Stock