Range/Stove/Oven Repair - Replacing the Bake Element - 3600W (Whirlpool Part # W10276482)

Uploaded by partselect on 16.04.2012

Hi, it’s Steve from PartSelect. Today we’re going to show you how to change the bake element
on your range. It’s a really easy job; all we’ll need is a Phillips screwdriver and
a pair of needle nose pliers. Let me show you how we do it.
Now the first thing we’ll need to do before you begin this repair is to disconnect the
power to the range; if it has a cord on it simply unplug it, or if it’s a hardwired
version you’ll need to turn off the breakers.
Next we’ll open up the oven door and remove the racks; pull them out until they hit the
stop, tilt them up and lift them out.
Next we’re going to remove two phillips screws located at the very back that hold
the oven bottom in place; so we’ll remove both of those.
Now we’ll reach in on both sides of that oven bottom towards the back and find two
slotted holes along the side: we’re just going to lift up on the back portion of it
and pull it towards the back. Disengage the lip from the front and then we can remove
that whole oven bottom.
That gives us access to the element and it’s held in place with two screws along the front
and then one in between the terminals at the back so we’ll remove all three of those
Next we’ll carefully pull that element towards the front of the range, doing so gently so
that we don’t disconnect the wire terminals at the end of the element. Now if that does
happen you will have to go to the back of the range and there is an access panel there
that will allow you to grasp those two wire terminals.
Once we’ve exposed the terminals we’ll take a pair of needle nose pliers to pull
those off. You can discard the old element.
Now we’ll inspect those terminals to make sure that they’re not corroded. You can
crimp those connectors just a little bit to make sure they’re nice and snug when we
reattach them.
We’ll set the new element in place; and reattach the wire terminals. Make sure they’re
fully inserted onto the terminals on the element.
Then we can push the element back into place. We’ll reinstall the three screws that secure;
the one to the back panel, and the two that hold it to the oven floor.
Now we’re ready to reinstall the oven bottom. Slide that all the way to the back, and then
we have to tuck this front edge just under the lip of the opening, and lower the back
into place. Reinstall those two screws.
Now that we have the oven bottom secured we’re ready to reinstall the racks.
Now we can reconnect the power and our repair is complete.
Told you it was an easy job. Thanks for watching, and good luck with your repair.