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PartSelect Number PS2082040
This bake element is found on the bottom of the oven.
This part works with the following brands: Whirlpool, Admiral, Estate, Inglis, Kenmore, KitchenAid, Roper, Maytag, Crosley, Jenn-Air, Hardwick, Magic Chef, Amana, Caloric & Glenwood.
This part fixes the following symptoms:
I removed the two small screws, gently pulled the element outward, slid the wire connectors off the ends of the element legs and reversed the process to install the new one. THE ELEMENT STILL DOES NOT HEAT. There must be a bad switch or thermostat at the ON switch area. That will be checked out by a Repair man as soon as I can get a schedule from him.
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I unplugged the oven then, one element at a time, I removed the screws and pulled the connecter out of the sleeve. This was the hardest part as it is a tight fit. Then, reverse the order to replace the element. The upper elements were more work because of the brackets used to hold them in place. But this only took alittle more time to remove and replace each one. When I plugged the oven back in and turned it on everything worked great! Back to baking!
When the element failed, it continued to glow nearly white-hot and slowly burned along a spiral path on the element. I figured this MUST be due to a voltage leak - the control was OFF on the range.I shut off the breaker, removed the two screws where the element goes through the back of the oven, pulled the element forward and pulled the wires off of the element. (Found it handy to twist the wire connectors outward to prevent the wires from slipping through the back of the oven.)A new element won't "fit" exactly but you can easily push it into position to get the screw holes to line up. Total time was less than 15 minutes.
Removed oven door and rack. Removed two screws holding element. Disconnected wires to element. One of the wires slipped into the back wall of the oven. The range had to be removed from the counter and back panel removed to gain access to the element wires. Install new bake element in upper oven. Connect wires to element spade lugs. Install rear panel. Restore power at circuit breaker panel. Very important - aways disconnect power before starting work.
First I unplugged the range from the wall outlet power source...VERY IMPORTANT!!! Then I unscrewed the 2 mounts in the back of the range that hold the heating element in place. I removed the old and installed the new one and reattached the 2 new mounts with the original screws and plugged the range back into the wall outlet. Other than the small and dark work space inside the small oven, it was super easy to do and probably saved us $175!
after removing the element as decribed, my husband replaced the new element with the screws removed and it worked like new, less than 10 minutes and we appreciated so much the element was received so quickly.
Turned power off at the breaker for the range--double check to be on the safe side ---pair of light rubber type gloves-- stool to sit my old butt down on and a Phillips screw driver--removed the top burner first this is accomplished by removing the screws on each end of the burner unit--now each end of the burner unit has an coupling which will pull apart--wiggle the connection side to side and pull--when you have the couplings apart you have to remove the top brace that this burner unit slides into you remove the old unit and remove the bottom unit the same way except it doesn't have a brace---it helps to have long arms, which I don't , it was a bit of a stretch--be careful---plus I have a very thankful wife!!!!
Couple of screw, couple of minutes. Simple R and R. Took longer to walk down and turn the breaker off ;)
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