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Bake Element

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PartSelect Number PS249247
Manufacturer Part Number WB44K5012
Manufactured by GE

At the floor of your electric oven is the bake element. This partially open-style element comes with push-on terminals. The bake element will likely provide most of the heat for baking. Therefore, if the oven is not heating properly, or if food is burnt on top and undercooked below, your bake element may be at fault. If you can see that the element has been separated or blistered, you should replace the part immediately. If there is no visible damage, turn the oven on and check to see if the element heats evenly. If the element is not heating evenly, or if it is not heating at all, use a multi-meter to test for electrical continuity to see if the element needs replacing.

This part works with the following brands: Kenmore, General Electric, Hotpoint.

This part works with the following products: Range, Microwave Oven Combo.

This part fixes the following symptoms:

  • Little to no heat when baking.
  • Element will not heat.
  • Oven not heating evenly.
  • Oven is too hot.
  • Will Not Start.
  • Little to no heat when broiling.

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1 of 1 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
  • Bake Element
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver
Customer: Linda from Fort Collins, CO

The bake element was burnt out.

It took a nutdriver to remove two nuts. The defective element was removed and the replacement installed. It works great!

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Parts Used:
  • Bake Element
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Michele from Dayton, NJ

Heating element was not working in an old (50+ years old)ge electric oven

Replacement of the heating element only takes a few minutes...First, turn off the breaker/fuse to the stove, then just remove two screws , pull out the two connected wires to expose the connections, hook them up, and replace the screws to the cover plate. The connection/cover plate can be hinged or not hinged. Make sure you order the correct one. We ordered the wrong one at first, but were assisted by the returns dept. and received the correct one in 2 days. Great customer service, thanks partsselect.com!!

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Parts Used:
  • Bake Element
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Socket set
Customer: TESS from BOSWELL, PA

Element broke, oven wouldn't heat - still doesn't

first husband removed the bolts unplugged old element wires -plugged in new element wires and but in bolts - unfortunately the oven still doesn't work not sure if element is bad or wiring, need professional help

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Parts Used:
  • Bake Element
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Socket set
Customer: Robert from Bethlehem, NH

Bake element sparked due to damage

Shut of circuit breaker. Removed two screws with socket set . pulled element out about three inches, disconnected and held wires in place with clip type closepins. pressed connections onto new element , secured screws and presto... All too simple and in less then 15 minutes.
Reading previous reviews was quite helpful

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Parts Used:
  • Bake Element
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Nutdriver
Customer: edward from west sayville, NY

Bake element broke

first i removed the two screws that hold the element in place. then pulled the element out about 3 inches and disconnected the two wires .then i connected the two wires and pushed thebake element back and replaced the two screws.then i put the circuit braker back on and tested the stove and it worked great. very easy to do.

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Parts Used:
  • Bake Element
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Customer: Richard from State College, PA

The bottom bake element was burned out.

1. Turned off electrical breaker for range.
2. Removed the two hex head screws that hold element in place.
3. Pulled element out and unplugged the two electrical connectors.
4. Attached connectors to new element and attemped to push element back into the opening. It would not go in all the way.
5. Apparently some of the insulation had fallen down and was blocking the area where the element slides in.
6. I used a long thin screwdriver inserted into the two holes to push the insulation aside.
7. The element was then able to go in all the way.
8. Replaced two hex head screws.
9. Turned on range breaker.
10. Turned on oven. Works fine.

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2 of 4 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
  • Bake Element
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Wrench (Adjustable)
Customer: Ruth from Charlotte, NC

My heatng element blew up

I followed the way all the others on this website did the repair. It was so easy. I turned the power off to the oven, then disconnected it from the back oven wall, pulled it out a bit, disconnected the wires, and put it back in.

Then we put the power back on and stood back and turned on the stove and IT WORKED!!! Yeah, and for so little money... I tell you I shopped other websites and this one was priced GREAT, and just reading the stories how others had done this repair gave me the confidence to do it too. Now, I think I have a burner that I will replace and who knows what else I can find to do.

THANKS SO MUCH!!!

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Parts Used:
  • Bake Element
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Pliers
Customer: lynette from Bowling Green, KY

Element burned out.

Flipped off the circuit breaker first. Unscrewed the two screws holding the element in place. Pulled out about 4-5 inches. Tried several times to pull apart the connections, finally got 'em - don't give up (I must have weak fingers). Then plugged in the new element, shoved the wires back in, screwed it back in place, flipped circuit breaker back on, turned the oven on.... made brownies (o:

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Parts Used:
  • Bake Element
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: shawn from port richey, FL

The element on our three year old stove stopped working...this was the bottom bake element.

It was surprisingly simple. All I had to do was shut the breaker off to the stove(safety first). Next open the oven door and use a flashlight just to help you see,and unscrew the two screws holding the element in place on the back stove wall. Next slide the stove away from the was to give yourself enough room to access the back of it(you may need to unplug it to get it out far enough. My model had a cover over the back that took six easy to remove screws. Once the back cover was off I could easily see where the element was plugged into, so i removed the wires from the end of the element(just female terminals slipped over the end) i then went back to the front of the stove and pulled to element out.

To install the new one...just guide the two ends throgh the back of the stove...install the two screws to hold it in place...go to back of stove..plug in wires(they were diff sizes so you couldnt mess it up) and put the cover back on..plug in oven..slide it back..and try it out...its that simple

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Parts Used:
  • Bake Element
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Wrench (Adjustable)
Customer: Charles from Damascus, MD

Bake element broken

Before ordering, I took the element out to make sure I could do it. A flashlight was helpful.

I flipped off the circuit breakers to the stove, removed the racks and lifted off the oven door. Not having a nutdriver or socket set, I used a 6' crescent wrench to remove the two screws which hold the element to the back of the oven. I carefully pulled the element out until the spade connectors to the wires were exposed. I wiggled the connectors apart. I had pliers handy, but didn't need them.

I connected the new element to the wires and gently pushed the two connected prongs through their holes, trying not to disturb the insulation. I put a little WD-40 on the screws so they would go in easier. After tightening the screws with the crescent wrench, I replaced the racks and door. I flipped the circuit breaker back on and reset the clock. It works as good or better than new.

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Parts Used:
  • Bake Element
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Nutdriver
Customer: James from Seattle, WA

Baking element burned through.

First I removed the two screws that hold the element in place, I then pulled the element out about three inches, and it shorted out on the main panel of the back of the range. I then went to the breaker box and flipped the switch so I could tell my wife "Yes, I had turned the power off."

Disconnecting the two wires and reconnecting them was a simple operation after I cleaned my pants from the electrical short.

Re attaching the two-screw panes to hold the element in place finished the project.

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Parts Used:
  • Bake Element
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Nutdriver
Customer: Thomas N from Blackfoot, ID

Oven wouldn't heat bottom

.First I removed the two screws that hold the element in place. I then pulled the element out about 3 inches and disconnected the two wires and reversed the procedure with the new element very simple.

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Parts Used:
  • Bake Element
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
Customer: Elaine from Hanover, PA

Lower bake element burned out.

1. Turned off power at the breaker box. Removed oven door from oven, and removed bake racks. Determined replacement element from PartSelect was correct. Inspected new element. Using meter, determined new element was OK via continuity test. Gathered all appropriate tools to do the job.
2. Using 1/4" nut driver, removed two retaining screws at back of oven that secure element
3. Pulled bad element out a few inches from oven back to reveal wires and spade connectors
4. Using screwdriver, pushed off electrical connectors from bad element and removed element
5. Inspected wires and connectors and determined them to be OK
6. Installed new element in reverse of above. Inspected oven controls and determined them to be OK. Turned on the breaker. Tested oven.
7. Baked a delicious chocolate cake

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
Time to do repair: 1- 2 hours
Tools: Pliers, Screw drivers
Customer: Richard from McCall, ID

When I pulled out the bake element, one of the two wires disconnected inside the stove.

I had to pull out the stove. This was difficult since the stove was stuck on a refinished floor. Then remove a back cover and hook up the wire. I then had to re-level the stove. It all turned out great.

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Nutdriver
Customer: Howard from Bisbee, AZ

Bake element and broil element burned out

Turn off the power to the stove at the circuit breaker. I then loosened the two screws at the rear of the oven and gently pulled the heating elements toward the front of the oven. I found that if I worked the element in a circular motion, it was easier to remove. Once I pulled the element out far enough where the wire connectors were exposed (about 5 - 6 inches), I pulled the wire connectors off the element and reattached to the new element before reversing the whole process. After everything was back in place, I turned the circuit breaker back on and tested the oven, which worked perfectly.

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Model Cross Reference

This part works with the following models:

PartSelect Number: PS249247
Manufacturer Part Number: WB44K5012
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