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Bake Element - 3600W

PartSelect Number PS3489207

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:

  • Little or no heat when baking.
  • Oven not heating evenly.
  • Cooktop element not heating.
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Parts Used

  • Bake Element - 3600W

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerShawn from Atlantic Highlands NJ

Oven wouldn't get hot enough

First and MOST IMPORTANTLY, I located the breaker switch for my oven and turned it off. I verified this by noticing that the electric clock on the oven display was no longer powered.

After removing all the oven racks, I removed the two screws at the bottom of the back end of the oven holding the metal "floor" in place.

Removing the "floor" cover exposed the old heating element and I was able to quickly identify the corrosion of the old heating element which caused it break.

I unscrewed the two screws attaching the heating element to the bottom of the oven, then there was another screw attaching the back of the heating element to the back wall of the oven.

I had to pull the element towards me with a decent amount of force. This is the "quick and dirty" way of getting the job done, because I didn't want to have to find a way to pull my entire oven out from the wall of my kitchen in order to gain access to the back panel. Eventually with enough pulling, the two wires came through the holes with the gator clips still attached to the element (good! it would not have been fun if one of those came off too soon). Incidentally, a bit of fiberglass insulation also came through the holes. It didn't seem to be a big deal, I just discarded the fluff.

I detached the gator clips from the old heating element and removed it. It had a fair amount of black carbon residue (I assume) so you might want to wear gloves for this part or at least have a paper towel handy to clean your hands up.

Just follow the same directions in reverse the get the new element in. Hook up the gator clips, shove them through the two holes in the back of the oven, remount all the screws, remount the oven "flooring" and screw it back in. Before replacing the flooring, you may want to try turning on your oven to ensure it gives a nice pretty orange glow. Of course don't forget to let it cool down before proceeding, if you do that!

Don't think you have to be an expert to do this one. I was able to diagnose and fix this problem without any prior oven repair situations under my belt.

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  • Bake Element - 3600W

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerSteve from Merrimack NH

Oven would not heat up past 225 degrees

Unplug the oven.

While you are back there, open the small access panel in the back, bottom center, by remoing one phillips head screw.

You'll see where the power cord is tied into the appliance, and above that there are two connectors attached to the two contacts on the element. These slide off. (Make sure the oven is unplugged or you'll electrocute yourself at which point fixing the oven is proably not a priority.)

Open the oven door and remove the oven racks.

There are two Pan-head Phillips screws securing the the base cover in the bottom of the oven cabinet. (Near the rear of the cabinet) There is a lip at the front edge, so after removing these screws you need to lift the panel up from the back , then turn the panel slightly (at an angle) to remove it; this exposes the element in the base of the cabinet.

There are two or three phillips screws holding the element into the base of the cabinet nearer the oven door--they drive through a small steel bracket attached to the element, and are difficult to miss.

There is one more screw on the back wall of the cabinet were the element exits out to the contacts you disconnected while not electrocuting yourself. Once you remove this screw the element slides right out.

Reverse the process to install the new one.

Final note: The bad element was eating itself; this occurs--apparently--when the oven is on and someone leaves the door open for an extended period of time. My suggestion, with Maytag's at least, is to make sure your furnace does not breakdown late on a sunday when it is extremely cold. If you need to heat the house with your oven--which I am not recommending--order a replacement element from Part Select that day, as you will need to replace it if you don't want your wife to have to cook thanksgiving dinner in the neighbors kitchen.

It took me less time to fix, that to explain how I did it.

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  • Bake Element - 3600W

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerDaniel from Fort Mill SC

Burned out heating element

First I turned off the breaker for the oven. Next I pulled the oven out so I could access the back of the oven. Then I removed the back of the oven so that the connections for the heating element were exposed. I disconnected the wires from the element and then went back to the front of the oven. I removed the plate over the heating element (2 screws in the back) and then removed the screws that were holding the element in place. I pulled out the heating element and then put the new one in. Finally I hooked up the element to the electrical supply and then put everything back together. Don't forget to turn the breaker back on!

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  • Bake Element - 3600W

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsPliers, Screw drivers

CustomerDavid from Toledo OH

Baking element melted and stopped working

Unplug appliance, unscrew small cover plate in rear. Disconnect wires from old element, may need to use needle nose pliers to wiggle clips off. Open oven door, remove false bottom to expose baking element. Remove baking element. Install new element, connect wires from rear, and replace covers and false bottom. Plug in appliance and test.

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  • Bake Element - 3600W
  • Screw

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerCynnde from Fairbanks AK

Oven would not heat on bake setting

unplugged oven from wall. Removed screws holding the inside element cover. Then removed the screws holding the element in place. disconnected wire from element. plug in new element and reinstall all screws and covers in reverse order. If wire to element pull throug back of oven, remove rear cover to expose all electrial connections. With new element screwed in place you can plug it in from the back. Reinstall rear cover. Plug in oven and test.

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  • Bake Element - 3600W

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerMichael from Torrington CT

Oven tempature would not exceed 165 degrees.

Purchased new bake element from PartsSelect. Very easy to install, unplug range, remove 6 screws, slide element out and unplug end, remove old element. Reverse procedure to install new element. My range was about 6 years old and in excellent condition, was considering buying a new range. Found PartsSelect on-line and ordered new element. Their website is very easy to use and find correct parts.
Saved lots of dollars, this PartsSelect website and service is great.

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  • Bake Element - 3600W

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerJeff from Vancouver WA

Bake element went out

First I removed the two wires from the back of the stove. I then removed the two screws that were holding the element in place. Installed the new one without problems

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  • Bake Element - 3600W

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsPliers, Screw drivers

CustomerDamaris from Ocala FL

Oven not heating pass 125, heating element not working

First I removed the screw behind the stove that hides the electrical wires. Pull off the two wires connecting the bake element with pliers. Unscrew the two screws holding down the floor pan which covers the baking element and pull out the floor pan. Here you will see the baking element, it is attached with a few screws. Remove the baking element and attach the new the same way.
We could not believe how easy this repair was to do. Not to mention all the money we saved on a repair man.
Thank you partselect.com, I'm glad I researched this on the net.

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  • Bake Element - 3600W

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerROBERT from FEEDING HILLS MA

Oven only got to to 170 degrees

The bake element in this oven is covered by a tray but after locating the screws for that and removing I could see the element was burnt so I just removed the two screws that hold the element in place. I then pulled the element out about 3 inches and disconnected the two wires...) then just reversed the procedure to install. Don't forget to unplug the unit first.

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  • Bake Element - 3600W

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

Customermark from otsego MN

Blown heater element

Pull oven away from wall and unplug. with the oven door open, remove 2 rear screws holding down the element cover and pull element cover out of the oven. remove 2 screws holding element down to the bottom of the stove, and one screw holding the back of the element to the rear. now go behind the oven and remove the access plate to the element power connection (one screw). Disconnect the 2 element power wires. remove element. to install, reverse these instructions

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  • Bake Element - 3600W

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerChad from Johnston IA

Failed bake element

First of all, let me say how "Not Handy" I am when it comes to these things. I decided to give this part a try after my oven decided to fail on Thanksgiving Day, so I ordered the part. It arrived on time as promised and packaged very well. The on-line parts breakout and testimony from the other buyers were so helpful. I had our oven back up and running in less than 10 minutes.

One thing I would also recommend is that you burn the element once installed for at least 15 minutes to get the newness smell off of it and then it won't permeate your food items.

Thanks, Parts Select! You saved me over $900.00; the price it was going to cost me to buy a new oven. :)

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Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsPliers, Screw drivers

Customerlawrence from Laurel MD

The heating element for the oven section was luke warm even when the control was turned up high.

I wasn't sure if it was the heating element or the temperature probe not allowing the oven to go above 200 degrees so I ordered both from Selectparts. After receiving my replacement parts (in record time thank you) the oven element had a hidden slit on the underside near the connection. During its removal the element disintegrated at that point.

Since Maytag is very user friendly to maintain, it was a matter of removing the retaining nuts securing the element to the back of the oven, and resecuring after replacing with the new element. I did have to take the back panel off the oven to reattach the wiring to the element. This was necessary because while I was removing and replacing the element, the insulation was pulled through the access holes. I also replaced the temperature probe because I had already ordered it. This was easier to replace however and I did not encounter the isulation problem as I had when removing/replacing the element. I recommended your company to my friends and would definately order parts from you should I need to repair another appliance in the future. Thank you again.

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  • Bake Element - 3600W

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsPliers, Screw drivers

CustomerJon from Liberty Twp OH

Oven would heat in bake mode

Turn off breaker to oven and verify no power.
Remove the two screws holding metal panel covering baking element on the floor of the oven (near back of inside of oven)
Remove two screws holding element mount to floor of oven (near front of inside of oven).
Remove single screw holding element to back wall of oven.
Pull element toward front of oven, carefully holding wires so they do not disconnect from element and slip inside the ovenback wall.
When you can reach the wire connections, hold each one with a pair of pliers and disconnect from element ends.
Connect new element ends into wire connections. Be sure to insert all the way into both connectors.
Carefully, push the wires back into the rear of the oven, trying not to scrape the wires on the sheet metal.
When fully inserted, reinstall single screw to secure element to back wall.
Re-install two screws to element mounting at the front of the oven floor.
Re-install two screws to secure element cover plate to the floor of the oven.
Turn on breaker for oven and verify oven has power.
Turn on oven to bake at 400 degrees.
Wait for oven to come up to temp and maintain for 10-15 min (you may smell some burning smells as the element heats up the first time).
Enjoy...

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  • Bake Element - 3600W

Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerNorman from Brockton MA

We heard a pop saw a flash and the bottom element didn't work

The first time is always the hardest. I took out the bottom cover that had 2 screws saw the broken element took out 3 screws to the emement. I then pulled out the stove unpluged it from the wall and took off the back panels several screws and found the element connected to the wires I marked the wires left & right and disconected them.I reversed proceedure to install the new element. The oven still won't go over 250 degrees I think when the element blew it to the circuit board with it.

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  • Bake Element - 3600W

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsPliers, Screw drivers

CustomerRoy from Stallings NC

Bake element fried

I turned the braker off the electric range and removed the bottom plate that housed the bake element (two screws had to be removed). There were three screws that held the bake element in place. I pulled the bake element from the two electrical prongs that connected to the oven. I replaced the element and put everything back in place.

More importantly than all of the above. I received the part from Partselect in two days. When I originally put the eleemnt in its place it did not work. I called partselect and was issued another element in two days. The people I spoke to on the phone were proffessional and sympathetic to my problem. I will definetly recommend this company to other people. Thank you very much....

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