Our oven's heating element blew up today in a quite dramatic & scary way. Huge arc & sparks & shooting flames. Tripped the circuit breaker. It was real loud. I had the door open but luckily for me I was turning away & hearing it ran the other way. My husband was facing it & saw it I just saw bright light. So... now we are replacing all the elements. Since it's 7 to 8 years old. Question 1 are the broiler element & bake element the same part? I don't see a dedicated bake element part or broiler element part. Are these the right ones for my oven? And, do the elements usually burn out in such a display? It could have been bad if I'd been holding a heavy pot of hot food when that happened. Should I contact the folks at GE? I now have read blogs that say they really don't care. After flipping the breaker back on (definitely keeping the spark-alater oven off) the circuit board & other oven work fine. Please advise. Thank you Lisa T.
ANSWER Hello Lisa. No, the broil element WB44T10043 is in the top of the oven and the bake element WB44T10018 is in the bottom of the unit. It is normal for the elements to burn up in all ovens and they can get very bright and scary at times. Hope this helps.
Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com | Thursday, February 16, 2012