No model number on stove. Have replacement 3 wire heat element wb30x354 for an old Hotpoint. Came with small 2-holed brass plate, which is not on the original part. Does this plate go over the 2 free ends of the heat element, with the screws going down through the wire ends, plate then heat element ends? Is it meant to provide a connection between the 2 free ends of the element, like the other 2 ends are connected during manufacture with only 1 screw required?
ANSWER Hello Rob. If you only have two wires feeding the element than yes you will need to use the plate that comes with the kit. It does bridge the two free ends. One of the two wires will also attach to one of the screws that secure it into place. If you have three wires feeding your old element then the bridge will not be used.
Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com | Wednesday, August 24, 2011