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A3878XRW Admiral Range - Instructions

All installation instructions for A3878XRW parts

These instructions have been submitted by other PartSelect customers and can help guide you through the range repair with useful information like difficulty of repair, length of repair, tools needed, and more.

All Instructions for the A3878XRW
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Oven would not program and would shut down

  • Customer: Sreve from Deland, FL
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
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The "PartsSelect" General discription of the parts funtion helped me to confirm my suspitions that there was some form of temperature registering problem. I whatched the short video they provided on how to change the part out, even though, in this case, it's pretty self explanitory.The part was in my hands a day erlier than promised and in reality, much earlier than I had anticipated from the beginng. It took me all total, 20 minutes to exchange the part out and have the oven in operation again.

F1 Fault Code - Replace the Temperature Sensor

  • Customer: Dennis from Tampa, FL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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The sensor inserts into a slot in the back side of the range. By removing screws on the heat shield on the backside of the range, the sensor wires will be exposed can be unplugged. Then remove the screws that attach the sensor to the back inside panel in the oven. Next, pull the old sensor out. The wire leads will get caught on the insulation blanket, no big deal. Reverse the process to install the new sensor. The new sensor comes with two connector sets for the wiring. I did the whole job for less than the cost of a service call.

Element caught fire and broke

  • Customer: Stacia from Lebanon, OR
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The video was good but my model had and additional back plate that wasn't mentioned with 6 additional screws to take out and put back in. Other than that the video explained everything including checking the wires, clips. Oven works great now.

Light lens broke when self clean cycle was used

  • Customer: James from Buford, GA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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I searched Whirlpool, Sears and random appliance stores and Part Select was the only company to have the lens available. All other manufacturers said the lens was no longer manufactured as a stand alone piece and I would have to buy the entire light assembly. Thank you Parts Select!!!!!

Light burned out in upper oven

  • Customer: Shirley from Las Vegas, NV
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Screwed in light bulb and glass protector

heating element went out

  • Customer: cindy from San Antonio, TX
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I followed a video on google and once I shut the power off, it took me less than 15 minutes to fix. Saved me atleast $30.00 for a Home Warranty Serv. Charge.

My oven was not holding temperature.

  • Customer: Anthony from Acworth, GA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I removed the old sensor via the two screws holding it in, unplugged it and replaced it with a new one.

Bake Element

  • Customer: Rhoda from Chapmansnoro, TN
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Opened box took out part installed on 5 minutes easy as pie

element burn-out

  • Customer: Herman from Payson, AZ
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Removed two screws on each end of the bottom element, removed blade wires from element and removed element. Put new element in to place in oven, put blade wires on to end of element and put in the two screws that held the element in place. Watched and followed the video instructions on the website. Very easy to repair.

bake element wasn't working

  • Customer: JEANETTE from MILWAUKEE, WI
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
When we received the new element for the oven. We followed the directions that where given to us and had no problem installing the new element. It took no time before the the oven was working again. thank you for posting the directions to make the job go easier.

Replace 8" Element Switch

  • Customer: John from Summerfield, FL
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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Disassembled upper unit with Phillips screwdriver. Removed 2 "plug connectors" from element switch. Replaced switch. Plugged both connectors back onto switch. Reassembled the upper portion of the range. Tested and OK

Baking element burned out during self cleaning cycle

  • Customer: Roberto from Arvada, CO
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
KILL POWER FIRST. I should have read other entries on here prior to starting. I would have learned that one leg of the element is always hot. Fortunately it arced against the oven, and all I had to do was replace the terminal. Could have been much worse. Unplug range or shut off circuit breaker prior to doing any electrical work. Verify 0 voltage before starting if you shut off the breaker.

Heating Element Caught Fire

  • Customer: Michael from Lawrenceville, GA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
During normal use, the heating element on my electric range burst into flames one day. Judging from the internet, this is actually fairly common! It's an electrical fire, so it's important to shut the oven off at once, and not a bad idea to cut the circuit breaker immediately. Then put the fire out and unplug. Remove what's left of the old element by unscrewing 2 mounting screws where it enters the oven rear wall. Taking door off of oven made it easier to lean in there. Then pull the crimp connections apart to get the wires off of each end. There are videos on youtube and partselect.com showing how. One thing they don't mention is that the wires may want to disappear back into the hole in the oven wall once they're loose. So hang onto them. I put a piece of duct tape around each one to keep it from slipping back into those small holes. When the new element arrived, I just reconnected the two crimp connectors and re-mounted the two screws. Of course, make sure range is unplugged while you're in there. Those two wires have 220V on them. I'm also never again going to leave my range on, either in baking or cleaning mode, when I'm not home. That fire was scary!

Upper oven shut down after reaching temperature

  • Customer: Earl from Globe, AZ
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The hardest part was deciding if this part would fix the problem. The upper oven became unusable. Both elements worked fine until reaching temperature. The oven would not come back on after that. I took two screws out. Then I pulled the wires out and unsnapped the coupling. The install was reverse. I just snapped the coupling in place and replaced the two screws. All works fine now. Saved a couple thousand as wife was prepared to buy a new one.

elament burn out

  • Customer: Alton from Wetumka, OK
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
just removed two screws installed the unit replaced the two screws
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