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Parts That Fix Whirlpool Range RF263LXTQ3 Element will not heat

Element will not heat is a commonly reported symptom for the RF263LXTQ3 Whirlpool Range, and we have put together a full guide on how to fix this. This advice is based on feedback from people who own this exact appliance. We have listed the most common parts for your RF263LXTQ3 Whirlpool Range that will fix Element will not heat. We have included repair instructions, and helpful step-by-step video tutorials. If you are experiencing this issue, not to worry, DIYers just like you have fixed this, and shared their experience to help you!

Fixes Symptom 25% of time
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15 - 30 mins 

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This bake element is located at the bottom of the oven to supply heat and it has push-on terminals. If your baking element is burnt out, the heat is not consistent, or is defective, then replacing the element could be a solution to your appliance problem. The tools needed for this replacement are: a screwdriver and needle-nose pliers. The first step in is to unplug the range or shut off the house circuit breaker before starting. Unscrew the black of the oven cavity to pull out wires from the defective element. Reconnect wires to the new element and screw it back on. Make sure the element is sitting flat.

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PartSelect Number PS11752501
Manufacturer Part Number WPW10308477

Replacing your Whirlpool Range Oven Bake Element

Replacing your Oven Bake Element

Customer Repair Stories

Baking element on stove wouldn't heat

Went online and located the correct part, which I had shipped to me next day. The part arrived I removed the two screws which held the element in place, unclipped the two wire leads, then replaced old element with the new one, reattached wire clips then screwed new element in place. All done 10 min.
  • Reggie from Piedmont, SC
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    Less than 15 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
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heating element burnt up

first I pulled the stove from the wall. Then unplugged the stove from the wall (electric stove) for safety. then I removed the middle back panel screws(2) and then the panel. I then pulled the wires off the heating element that was bad. I took the screws (2) off the heating element inside the oven. I had to use WD-40 to loosen the screws because with the heat they were really stuck. I removed the heating element and replaced it with the one I got through partselect.com. Put everything back and walla finished. Partselect.com sent me the right part at the right price and fast. No hassles at all.
  • Esther from San Antonio, TX
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Screw drivers
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Fixes Symptom 21% of time
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Rated by 25 customers 

  

Really Easy 

15 - 30 mins 

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This surface burner element switch is for an 8-inch surface burner on an oven, stove, or range. The element switch controls the heat of the surface burner. Disconnect power to your range before completing this repair because you will be working closely with electrical circuits. Remove the screws from back panel and the console, and remove the console to expose the switch. It is recommended to check for overheating or arcing on the wiring harness in case they need to be replaced as well. The harness that connects to the switch features a slip-on terminal for easy installation.

$ 95.44
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PartSelect Number PS11740783
Manufacturer Part Number WP3149400

Replacing your Whirlpool Range Surface Burner Element Switch, Large Burner

Replacing your Surface Burner Element Switch, Large Burner

Customer Repair Stories

Burner would go high without warning

We felt the only possible problem could be the switch assembly. I removed the switch panel, removed the wires from the old switch, one at a time, removed the old switch assembly and installed the new switch assembly. The extended stem did have to be snapped off (per your instructions) and that too was a very simple task.
  • John from Clinton, CT
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Pliers, Screw drivers
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the element did not turn compleatly off, the on light stayed on.

removed the screws holding the back metal panel, this exposed the wires to the switch. tested the wires to find that they were live when the switch was in the off position. ordered a new switch. UNPLUGED THE STOVE. removed the knob on the front of the stove. this exposed 2 screws, removed screws and the switch came away from the stove. removed each wire from the old switch and replaced them in the same position on the new switch. inserted new switch into the stove and attached the 2 screws. replaced back panel and pluged in stove. all tested well
  • chaz from fairplay, CO
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
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Fixes Symptom 20% of time
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12 Reviews

Rated by 8 customers 

  

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Less than 15 mins 

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This is a surface element for the stove top on your range. It supplies heat to the top of the range cooking area. This model is 2100 watts and is eight inches in diameter. It has looped terminal ends, and five turns. The most common reason for needing to replace this part is if your current element is not retaining heat. The first step to this repair is to make sure the burner control is set to off, and that the element is cool to the touch.

$ 134.61
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PartSelect Number PS11751367
Manufacturer Part Number WPW10259865

Replacing your Whirlpool Range Range Surface Element

Replacing your Range Surface Element

Customer Repair Stories

surface burner heating element broken

took out old element, replaced with new.
  • Marlene from Charleston, SC
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    Less than 15 mins
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The heating element on the left front burner was out

Pulled the old one out and plugged the new one in. It was that simple!
  • Julie from Salt Lake City, UT
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    Less than 15 mins
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Fixes Symptom 19% of time
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11 Reviews

Rated by 16 customers 

  

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Less than 15 mins 

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The standard y-frame surface burner provides heat to your range. If you notice that your element will not heat, you may need to replace your surface burner. This product is 6 inches in diameter, and 1500W. The manufacturer suggests replacing the receptacle at the same time that you replace the surface burner. Many of our customers have rated this repair as very easy, and you will not need any tools. To complete the repair, simply lift out the old burner and replace it with the new one. Check that the burners are turned off before you begin this repair.

$ 30.21
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PartSelect Number PS11743366
Manufacturer Part Number WP660532

Replacing your Whirlpool Range Standard Y-Frame Range Surface Burner

Replacing your Standard Y-Frame Range Surface Burner

Customer Repair Stories

burner fell apart

Plugged in the new burner, which we received in one day.We were delighted with the quick service
  • Barbara a from Huntington, NY
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    Less than 15 mins
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electric burner burned out

This is the second time PartSelect came through for me. If it hadn't been for you guys, I'd have had to buy a new Jenn-Air cooktop, because ours is nearly 30 years old. About two years ago, I bought a new two-burner cartridge, which installed without tools in about one minute. But a few weeks ago, we lost the burner in the other cartridge. I emailed PartSelect, and even though I gave them my obsolete model number, a helpful service rep managed to find me the part number of the correct burner, so I was able to place my order. Once the part arrived, there was no problem replacing the burner. This is a simple operation we've performed many times when we need to remove the burner for cleaning.
  • Paul from Foley, AL
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    Less than 15 mins
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Fixes Symptom 5% of time
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6 Reviews

Rated by 10 customers 

  

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15 - 30 mins 

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This broil element supplies heat for cooking purposes and is located in the roof of an oven. If you find there is little to no heat when cooking, a burned-out element, or food is taking too long to cook, these symptoms could be solved by replacing this part. Before starting this replacement, make sure you unplug the range from the power source or shut off from the house circuit breaker. All you need to complete this repair is a Phillips screwdriver. For safety reasons, make sure to wear gloves. Refer to the manual provided by the manufacturer for more instruction.

$ 136.60
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PartSelect Number PS11731333
Manufacturer Part Number W10856603

Replacing your Whirlpool Range Broil Element

Replacing your Broil Element

Customer Repair Stories

Broil element burned out

Very easy . Just removed four screws and removed the back cover. Then just unplugged two clips from the element . The repeated all of my steps in reverse . Be sure to unplug the oven before you start on the project .
  • carlton from lakeland, FL
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
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The broiler element started sparking and melting in one spot. I thought it would catch on fire and quickly turned off the oven.

First we unplugged the range. My husband removed the old element using a screw driver. He also removed the back panel on the oven after pulling it out from the wall. He unplugged the broiler prongs and plugged in the new element, put it all back together using the screw driver. We plugged it back in, turned on the oven and it is working great! Simple and easy to do in a short amount of time. Cool!!
  • Ramona from Mexico, MO
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
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Fixes Symptom 3% of time
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Rated by 7 customers 

  

Really Easy 

15 - 30 mins 

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This part carries 5.2-6.6 amps.

$ 93.72
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PartSelect Number PS11740774
Manufacturer Part Number WP3148952

Customer Repair Stories

The burner would not shut off.

Pulled the dial off, unscrew two screws. Pull the switch out from the back. Disconnect the wires from the old switch and connect to the new switch one by one. Set the new switch in place. Sctew the two screws in to hold the switch in place. Push on the dial.
  • Richard from CONCORD, NH
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Pliers, Screw drivers
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One of the heat elements in my oven would not heat

1. Disconnected power from my oven.
2. Removed several screws that held the control block
3. Removed two screws that held the switch itself disconnected wires and removed switch
4. Reconnected all wires to new switch (no soldiering gun required)
5. Put control block back

Overall - very easy
  • Mikhail from Iowa City, IA
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    Less than 15 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Screw drivers
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Fixes Symptom 2% of time
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Rated by 3 customers 

  

Really Easy 

15 - 30 mins 

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This part is used as a safety feature. If your range overheats this part will shut the range down.

$ 40.36
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PartSelect Number PS11740991
Manufacturer Part Number WP3196548

Replacing your Whirlpool Range Safety Thermostat

Replacing your Safety Thermostat

Customer Repair Stories

The Range took forever to achieve the proper heating temperature with an inability to maintain a steady heat

I removed the bottom drawer,unplugged the Range and pulled it out to expose the rear cover panel. Using a nut driver (a screw driver can be used), I removed the rear panel to expose the Thermal fuse located almost dead center in the back of the Range. Unplug the two wires and loosen the screw holding it in position. Replace the thermal fuse, plug the two wires into the new part and replace the rear cover panel. Return the Range to its original position and plug it in. The job is done in less than 30 minutes.
  • Robert from Mifflinburg, PA
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver
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The oven light shorted out causing the safety thermostat to blow.

Replaced the safety thermostat and disconnected the oven light.
Works great again...without the light
  • Joseph K from PAHRUMP, NV
  • Difficulty Level:
    Very Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Pliers, Screw drivers
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Fixes Symptom 2% of time
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42 Reviews

Rated by 47 customers 

  

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15 - 30 mins 

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This manufacturer-certified drip bowl is also known as a drip pan, and it is designed for use with cooktops and ranges. It sits below 8-inch burner elements and catches drips and spills from the cookware on the burner. The diameter of the drip bowl is approximately 10 inches. This replacement might appear slightly different, but it will fit your appliance. You will need no tools to complete this repair. Simply remove the burner element, remove the old bowl, line up the hole on the new bowl with the terminal block and drop it into place. Make sure the bowl is flat before reinstalling the element. While you have the element out you should inspect the terminals for corrosion, damage, or discolouration. If you notice any of those things you should also replace the element and terminal block. You will need to replace your drip bowl if it is lost, damaged, or can no longer be cleaned. This replacement part is sold individually. To extend the life of your new drip bowl we recommend you clean it regularly with soap and water. We recommend only using the recommended drip bowl for your appliance; generic versions will not fit properly which could affect the performance of your elements and cause long-term damage.

$ 7.68
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PartSelect Number PS11750107
Manufacturer Part Number WPW10196405

Replacing your Amana Range Chrome Drip Bowl - 8 inch

Replacing your Chrome Drip Bowl - 8 inch

Customer Repair Stories

Drip Pans were stained and burned on.

Replaced drip pan. Notch did not want to match the burner notch. Was a close fit bit with a little pressure made it work.
  • Sandra Collignon from SANTA CLAUS, IN
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
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Drip pans were old and with burnt on food that I couldn't get off. Disgusting!!

No problem Took off old ones and replaced with new.
  • Nicki from ELSIE, NE
  • Difficulty Level:
    Very Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    Less than 15 mins
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Fixes Symptom 2% of time
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36 Reviews

Rated by 15 customers 

  

Really Easy 

15 - 30 mins 

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This oven temperature sensor, for ranges, works together with the oven control board to measure and regulate the oven temperature. The sensor detects the temperature in the oven cavity. If the following symptoms occur, replacing the temperature sensor could be the solution: Little or no heat when baking, oven not heating evenly, oven will not start, and/or oven is overheating. Often, if the sensor is defective, the oven temperature will fluctuate and be inaccurate by more than 50 degrees. The tool needed for this replacement is a #2 square head screwdriver or a #2 Philips screwdriver. Remember to unplug the range before installing the part.

$ 94.86
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PartSelect Number PS11749737
Manufacturer Part Number WPW10181986

Replacing your Whirlpool Range Oven Sensor

Replacing your Oven Sensor

Customer Repair Stories

Oven stuck in cleaning mode

Google the error code that the range was displaying and found others with the same symptoms. Then found several people that had fixed the problem by replacing the oven sensor. I then ordered the sensor and replaced it, which fixed the problem.
  • Hal from Santa Rosa, CA
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    Less than 15 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
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temperature not accurate after 3 1/2 years of happy usage

Opened up the back of the stove. Unpluged the sensor. Replaced the sensor. Replace the back of the stove.

The sensor that has been replaced is not what is expected. After reading all of the instructions for adjusting the temperatures, the only temp that stays steady is when we first turn on the oven to 350 degrees. That stays steady but when I turn it to 400 it slowly goes up to 425 degrees.
  • Ruth from Oregon, IL
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
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Fixes Symptom 1% of time
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12 Reviews

Rated by 6 customers 

  

Really Easy 

15 - 30 mins 

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This is the terminal block for the power cord on an electric range.

$ 19.64
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PartSelect Number PS11747341
Manufacturer Part Number WP9761958

Customer Repair Stories

Burned Out Termincal Block

I discoverd my switch box locked with my stove electrical port and stove stopped functioning. Pulled my stove back and saw that the "terminal block" was melted on one side; hence, switch box locked in place to avoid a fire, thank goodness. Looked up part on internet, unplugged stove, took off terminal box, ordered part and replaced. BTW - PART SELECT is awesome; I received my part the very next day!!! :-) Very happy with their service.
  • Jeffrey from Davie, FL
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
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bought floor model with loose cord that melted block terminal

Safety first always shut breaker off at box.
I unplugged stove, disconnected wires keeping in mind the color placement. Unscrewed one ground screw and removed terminal block. Attached new block with ground screw, replaced wires in correct order, re-attached plug. Then reattached safety cover. Pretty simple for d.i.y.
  • larry from alexandria, IN
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Socket set
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Fixes Symptom 1% of time
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88 Reviews

Rated by 33 customers 

  

Really Easy 

15 - 30 mins 

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This drip bowl is used for electric cooktops and ranges, it is designed to sit under a 6-inch surface burner. It catches the drips and spills coming from the cookware on the surface burner. This drip bowl is chrome, and it has a diameter of 8 inches. You need to remove the burner element to replace this part. Line the hole up with the element terminal blocks, and ensure the new bowl is flush with the surface of the cooktop before replacing the burner element. Drip bowls need to be replaced when they are lost, damaged, or you are no longer able to clean them adequately. This replacement part is sold individually.

$ 6.97
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PartSelect Number PS11750108
Manufacturer Part Number WPW10196406

Replacing your Amana Range Drip Bowl - 6 Inch

Replacing your Drip Bowl - 6 Inch