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PartSelect Number PS244785
This part works with the following brands: GE, Hotpoint & Kenmore.
1. Pulled out drawer2. Vacuumed dust, etc. under stove3. Reached under stove to rear and pulled plug4. Pulled the stove out away from wall so I could get to back5. Removed 5 screws that retained the back of the control panel6. One by one, I removed each wire from an old control and pushed it onto the same pin on the new control - did same for all 4 burner controls7. Removed the knobs8. Removed 2 screws from the front panel for each old control and removed the old controls9. Pushed each of the new controls into place on the panel and reused screws to secure them in place10. Cut the long control stems using 2 pliers per instructions to match length of old controls.11. Used knob adapters provided to mate the old knobs to the new control stems12. Plugged the stove in and tested the burners13. Unplugged and replace the panel back with original screws14. Moved stove back into place15. The right front burner was the one most used, so I replaced the connector for that burner.16. That connector came with instructions that I followed - cut the wires to the old connector, splice the wires to the new connector wires using supplied wire nuts and shrink tubing.17. Plugged the stove back in18. Replaced drawer - job complete - stove like new
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I unplugged each element from the terminal it was plugged into and then plugged the new element in. I also replace the drip pans and trim rings while I was at it.
The interesting part of this story was troubleshooting the problem. Was it the element or the control? Turns out the element was making poor contact, generating excess heat ,which corroded the element contact generating even more heat, and so on and so on until the termional block eventually broke. The repair itself was simple once I separated the element from the terminal block. After that I removed the terminal block, one screw, removed the connecting wires, two screws, reversed the procedure to install the the new terminal boplck and element. Before the whole process began I made sure to turn the breaker to OFF.
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