Range/Stove/Oven Repair - Replacing the Bake Element (GE Part # WB44K10005)


Uploaded by partselect on 13.10.2011

Transcript:
Hi, it’s Steve from PartSelect. Today we’re going to show you how to change the bake element
on your range. Really easy job, all we’re going to need is a quarter inch nut driver
and maybe a pair of needle nose pliers. Let me show you how we do it.
Now before we begin this repair the first thing we’re going to want to do is disconnect
the power to the range. If it has a cord on it simply pull the cord from the receptacle,
if it’s a hard wired range we’ll have to locate the breakers and turn them off.
The first step will be to remove the oven racks so we have easy access to the element
mount.
The element is held to the back wall by two quarter inch hex head screws. Now gently pull
the element out from the back wall; there should be lots of wire there to give us room
to reconnect.
So with a pair of needle nose pliers just wiggle those terminals off. Remove the old
element and discard it.
Check the terminals make sure there’s no sign of corrosion or overheating. Make sure
they fit nice and snug on the new terminals. Guide the wire harness back up through the
insulation; make sure we line up the mounting bracket with the screw holes on the back wall.
Make sure the element is sitting flat on its three support legs. Reinstall the racks, reconnect
the power and our job is complete.
Told you it was an easy job. Thanks for watching, and good luck with your repair.