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PartSelect Number PS249285
This bake element is found on the bottom of the oven.
This part works with the following brands: GE, Hotpoint & Kenmore.
This part fixes the following symptoms:
Unplugged Stove. Removed two screws. Unplugged two wires from heating element. Connected the two wires to new heating element. Replaced screws. That's all. 5 minute repair job.....(45 minutes to find right socket haha)Ordered new heating element on Friday afternoon (3pm) and received part on Saturday at 1:00pm. Impressive! (standard shipping)
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First I removed the screws and popped off the existing element. One of the wires "disappeared" back into the insulation, so I had to remove the back panel of the oven to access that wire and push it back through the opening. Then I attached the new element to the wires and replaced the finishing screws.
The rusted burner bowls were a given, simple remove and replace. The bake element was bad, meaning the loop was open (cracked). The element replacement should have been easier if I had read all of the feed back given on the reviews. The number one thing I must stress is that the stove needs to be powered down. Either via breaker or unplugged. I found out the hard way and had sparks flying all over the place. I figured that with the oven in the off position the element had no power, boy was I wrong! Don't ever assume that the appliance was designed for safety! I pulled out the stove and unplugged it, after that the replacement was very easy. One 1/4" nut driver was all that was needed.
Unplugged the stove from wall, pulled out oven racks. Unscrewed 2 screws that attached the burner to the oven. Pulled the two wires off, be careful not to let them go back into or behind the oven wall, then you would need to take the back center panel off and push them back through. But I bent the wire enough when taking them off to make sure they rested on the inside of the oven wall, got the new burner attached it to the two wires, screwed it back in the oven wall and I was done. Plugged it back in and works beautifully. Whole thing took maybe 15 minutes 30 minutes tops.
I first pulled the stove away from the wall to unplug and look from the rear. Look at the wiring from the back (you may have to remove 2 screws and the plate that covers the wiring) and take a picture of it if you can with your smart phone - this way when you go to put it back you have a reference. I then removed the oven racks and the 2 little bolts holding the element in place. Wiggle it toward you slowly so the wires don't pull off. It's easier if you use needle nose pliers to get the fittings off, if its hard wiggle the fitting it will come off. I put the connections on the new element and squeezed them tight not to move. I did put a small piece of electrical tape on the connection ends for my piece of mind. Screw it back in and, plug it in and turn on. If the element starts to glow your done, put the cover back on over the wires and slide it back in place. If your kind of handy you can do it.
I ended up having to re-move the back panel on the stove to access one of the wires, so that I could pull the hot wire back through the inside of the oven. The connection to the bake element was then made simple and easy. My time lost was removing the back panel and re-installation. I can not complain about the repair problem. I saved at least a couple hundred bucks. So that's my story. Thanks for the response in expediting my order of the exact bake element.
Pulled the range out from wall (which took most on the repair time to do), removed back cover, pulled of terminals, went inside oven a remove the two screws holding Bake element. Inserted new element, tighten down screws, etc.............
First cut the power at the breaker and then removed the rear panel of the range. Then removed the two retaninig screws in the oven and then unplugged the old element in the back. Cleaned out the molten metal and remains of dinner and installed new element same way the old one came out and voila, oven is back in operation.
I removed the two screws that hold the element, then I took the back cover of the range to have access to the wires, after that, I took the old one out, placed the new one and finally hooked the wires and placed the two screws right back. Very easy. I thought about bringing someone to do the job, and after I was done, I couldn't believe how easy it was.
The element ignited and burnt like a sparkler. I unscrewed the bolt/screws holding it in, and pulled like I had on older models. The clips holding it didn't come undone, but the wires hit the side causing a huge flash. It was still hot, even though it wasn't turned on. You need to unplug the oven, or turn off the breaker. I unplugged and took the back panel running down the middle off (4 screws), and undid the clips. Putting the new one back in was easy. Insert the element ends through their places inside the oven. Screw them in place. Hook the wire clips on in back, and replace the back panel. Installation took less than 5 minutes.
Being that the rest of the stove was functioning fine, it was still plugged into the electrical outlet, after unplugging the range, I used a nutdriver and and removed the back panel exposing the two electrical clips on the old heating element. After unplugging the two electrical clips, I removed the two screws that secure the heating element to the back of the inside of the range. Once the screws were removed, the heating element came right out. I inserted the new element, installed the two screws previously removed, plugged the two electrical clips on the back of the heating element, re installed the back panel, plugged the range in and cooked lasagna. Total repair time was 12 minutes.
Saw the repair on YouTube first, to get the general idea. Very simple after that.
turn off power to the stovePull the stove away from the wallremove center (metal) wire cover (5/16 nut driver needed)disconnect 2 quick connect clipsback to the front of stove, open oven doorusing 5/16 nut driver, remove 2 screwspull out old elementinsert new elementusing 5/16 nut driver, reinstall 2 screwsgo back to the rear of stove reconnect 2 quick connect clipsreinstall center (metal) wire cover (5/16 nut driver needed)turn power back onready to cook
unplugged stove-removed cover in back of stove-unplugged element-inside oven removed two screws-removed element. reverse procedure to install. took about twenty minutes.wife happy again. parts came in two days. I could not believe how fast it came. Thank You very much! Jim Jewkes
Took out the nuts that held the old element, removed it, putin new element with tightened nuts...and it didn't work. We took off the plate on the back of the stove, found theelement contacts protruding through, attached them to thewire connectors that were close by, and it DID work. We were thankful it turned out to be easy!
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