Burned out heating element
Steve M. • Fort Scott, KS • January 10, 2015
My Repair & Advice
Removed the two screws holding the element in the back of the over and carefully pulled the connectors out through the back wall. The right side one came out easily while the left one was much harder with more resistance pulling the wire out through the hole. Once I unhooked the wire from the left side, the wire immediately sucked right back out the hole and I may have said a bad word! 8>) The right one came off and stayed right there with plenty of wire still hanging out. I then pulled the oven out of the counter and tipped it forward to access the back, removed the two screws holding the back on and found the wire hanging out back there. The wires were all zipped tied together on the right side of the stove and the left burned wire could barely reach the other side to go through the hole. It simply was too short to reach the other side. I removed the zip tie and cut the electrical tape holding all the wires together and that gave it enough length to go through the hole and stay nicely. I attached a new zip tie to the rest of the wires and tape the left wire to the back of the stove to further help hold it there. Put the back on the stove, tipped the stove back up, slide it back into place and plugged in both ends of the element, slipped them back through the holes and re screwed them to the back of the stove. Done in about 20 minutes and it solved the problem of the oven not heating.
The part you supplied fit perfectly and works just fine, thanks!