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ESS343 Caloric Range - Instructions

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Broiler heating element quit working

  • Customer: Rhonda from Great Bend KS
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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I had no trouble replacing the Broiler heating element, total time 30 minutes. Just had to pull the range out to unplug it and remove the back sheild of the range, then remove the two push on electrical connections. Then removed one screw holding the element to the inside of the oven, replaced with the new element, attached the connections, but the back sheild back on and it was done.

Oven lower element

  • Customer: Lawrence from South Fork CO
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
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Description of the element indicated that it would work for the oven burner. However, it obviously was meant for the broiler element. I had to remove the thin metal piece with the attachment holes in it (the holes didn't match the holes in the back of the oven). To install I had to drill two holes in the remaining attachment flange to match the holes on the back of the oven. Then I made three metal supports out of sheet metal to hold the element up approximately 1 1/2" off of the bottom of the oven. Just thankful to find one that I could make work. Oven works fine now. LF

Turned on oven to preheat, then heard a loud buzzing, saw sparks then a small flame.

  • Customer: Carol from Thompson OH
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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We turned off the power, removed the two screws on the little plate in the back of the element. Pulled the element out, removed the two wires (they just clip off/on). Reversed the process, attached the wires, slipped back into the holes, replaced the screws, turned power back on. Works perfectly.

I needed to replace to two 8* drip bowls on the kitchen range

  • Customer: Dallas from Arlington TX
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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(a) I took out (and threw away) two stained 8* chrome drip bowls on my kitchen range; (b) ti put in two new 8" chrome drip bowls on my kitchen range. I'm pleased that I was equal to the task.

Light burned out in upper oven

  • Customer: Shirley from Las Vegas NV
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Screwed in light bulb and glass protector

Old dirty drip pans

  • Customer: gizella from mays landing NJ
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Removed heating element, installed new drip pan, replaced heating element. Was amazed at fast delivery - ordered in afternoon, arrived fed ex next morning!

Drip bowls tarnished.

  • Customer: Jennifer from Albion NE
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Remove heating element coils. & old drip pans. Install the new drip pans and reinsert the heating elements and insure all elements were level. For aesthetic reasons I replaced all the drip pans - 2 x 8" & 2 x 6".

Bulb replacement

  • Customer: Judith from Phoenix AZ
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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I pulled down the wire around the glass cover...released on end of the wire from its holder being careful to not let the glass cover drop. Unscrewed the bulb and replaced with replacement. Easy, easy.

Dirty drip bowl

  • Customer: Paul from Carnegie PA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Remove old drip bowl from the range and put a new one back.

I had to replace the broiler element because it had burned up like a sparkler.

  • Customer: Georgia L from Coupeville WA
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
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I read instructions and hints online. Then, I pulled the range out from between the cabinets and unplugged it (carefully). I used a small Philips head screwdriver to remove the 10 metal screws holding the large metal sheet on the back of the oven. Then I removed the 4 screws holding on the metal sheet on the upper level of the back of the range since it had to be removed to move back the big sheet metal away from the back. The large metal sheet has the power cord threaded through it on the bottom and I left that in place. I then removed the oven door by lifting it up off the hinges after I removed the screw on each side that held the door on the hinges. The door is quite heavy for a girl. I unscrewed the plate at the back of the broiler element, unhooked it from the hangers, and carefully pulled the connectors apart from the oven wiring and the dead broiler element. (Being completely unfamiliar with this kind of connector it took me some time to figure out they slid apart.) Following advice online I had used electrical tape to tape down the wires so they wouldn't slip backwards out of the oven. The new broiler element connectors slid smoothly and easily into the oven wires. I removed the electrical tape I had used as temporary holders, hung the element on the previous wire slings and removed the new wire slings for a backup. I screwed back the plate on the new element into the back of the oven wall. I used the part number orientation on the element to make certain I had it right side up. If I have to do this again it will be easy and take very little time. My biggest problem was getting the oven door back on because it was heavy for me and I was too short to be able to see what I was doing as I repeatedly tried to get the oven door and hinges aligned. Eventually the door was back on and screwed down. Everything that had been unscrewed was put back in place and screwed down tightly. The oven and broiler are working perfectly.
All Instructions for the ESS343
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