Range/Stove/Oven Repair- Replacing the Bake Element (Whirlpool Part # 74003019)

Uploaded by partselect on 07.03.2011

Hi, it’s Steve from PartSelect. You’ve decided to change the bake element on your
range. That’s a pretty easy job; all we’re going to need is a Phillips screwdriver, and
maybe a pair of needle nose pliers. Let me show you how it’s done.
The very first step we need to do before we begin our repair is to disconnect the power
supply to the range. If it has a cord on it you just need to unplug it; if it has a disconnect
switch we need to locate that and turn off the power.
The first step, open our door up, remove any pots or pans that are in here, and we’ll
take the oven racks out, give ourselves lots of room to work.
Located just above the brackets that hold the element in place are Phillips screws;
we need to remove those.
Now we can gently pull the element forward, keep in mind that there’s a wire harness
attached to the back of this and we don’t want to inadvertently lose those wires. Just
pull them out enough that we can get at them. They should come off rather easily, if they
don’t use a pair of needle nose pliers.
Want to inspect those wire terminals, make sure they’re not arched or burnt. Those
two look pretty good.
We’ll take our new element, lay it roughly in place, and reattach our wires. Make sure
they’re tight on the terminals on the element; firmly in place. Push the element back into
the holes through the back of the oven liner. Line up the screw hole. Reattach both screws.
We can gently bend the element so that it sits firmly on the oven bottom. Put our racks
back in, and our repair is complete.
That’s just how easy it was to change the bake element; thanks for watching, and good
luck with your repair.