I have a Frigidaire range and I believe the bake element is malfunctioning. The bottom of whatever I am baking is done and the middle isn't. If I bake long enough for the middle to be done, the bottom is burnt. Is part #316075104 what I need for my oven?
You will want to check the oven sensor. Check the resistance of the oven sensor which should be 1090 ohms at room temp. If outside of this range then the sensor is faulty and would need to be replaced. If the sensor checks ok then you will want to check the wiring from the control board to the sensor to make sure that it is good. If this checks ok then you will need to replace the control board.
We ordered part #316071504 (oven bake element). The original element & the picture of the part ordered show the connectors (spades?) completely straightened out. However, the part we received has the connectors bent at a 90 degree angle. Can we straighten the connectors out or should we return the part for a replacement?
Answer A Giaccio, If at all possible, use the replacement element "as is" the additional 1/4 inch clearance between the element "spades" and the rear panel of the range will be a safer situation(less possibility of a short) There should be enough "slack" in the wires to compensate for the change in the angle of the connector. Only straighten the "spades" as a last resort.
I'm looking to purchase this part but just would like to know if part #r344513586 an OEM part?
Answer Hello Antoine,
That part number doesn't come up as a valid part number. If this is a number you found on the part, it is probably a number used by a company building parts for the manufacturer, (vendor number). If this is so, it is only useful for that vending company and is not even a traceable number by the manufacturer.
I have had a smell coming from my oven. I removed it from the wall and found a hole almost burnt through the base of the cabinet. What happened?
If the hole is near where the heating element is then it sounds like the heating element may have been arching to the bottom cavity of the oven.
My (bake)heating element stays on whether my controls are on or off.What do you think the problem is?
The control board would be the issue of the bake element staying on. This is caused by a stuck bake relay.