how do you install the bake element?
Answer Disconnect power. Remove the 2 mounting screws holding the element to the back wall. Slowly pull the element out until you can get to the wire terminals. Unplug the wires from the old element. Plug the wires onto the new element. Re-install the element to the back wall. Re-connect power and test. You're done, Thanks!
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I need to replace the Oven Bake Element of an older Whirlpool Selfcleaning Oven. Unfortunately, even with the help of your Model Number Locator, I was not able to find the oven's model #.
However, on the mount bracket between the terminals of the oven bake element, it says, hardly legibly, B G S (or B O S [?]) and, below that:
STILLMAN L 260 AT 308180 FSP 2600W1950W 240V208V.
The shape and dimensions seem the same as those of your item AP3075035 (made by Whirlpool), except that the central part of the sinuating front end is less triangular and more rounded. Since the part is compatible with 2600W / 240V, like your AP 3075035, I assume it would be ok. for me to order this item. If not, please let me know by e-mail. Thank you, Chris.
Answer Hello Chris. Yes, according to the part number on the element, this should work for your oven. Hope this helps.
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This may be a new one for you. We run a Whirlpool range (RS696PXB) on a small generator on a big sailboat. When the elements come on, it loads down the generator severly because the oven turns on high wattage elements for short durations. I would like to replace the elements with lower wattage ones, about half would be great. Can I get them?
Thanks, PK and Julia on the sailing yacht Havfruen.
Answer Hello P.K.,
This would not work because where you would think, if the elements drew half of the wattage that it would take twice as long to cook. The problem is the practical application would actually cause the cooking process to far exceed twice the cooking time. There is no way to estimate this without totally re-designing the unit. I'm sorry but, if you want to do something like this, you will need to consult with an engineer instead of a technician. Thank you for your confidence in us and please feel free to consult with us where a repair or diagnosis is the issue. You are, of course, welcome to purchase any appliance part from us you wish but we are not qualified to provide you with this type information.
Is it possible for both the top and bottom elements to burn out at the same time? The top element will get warm, but will not turn to red when hot. The bottom element does not heat up at all. I have spoke with the renter at this property and she tells me the eyes of the stove top work. Do I need to check the voltage?
Answer Hello Nancy,
You should check the breaker by flipping it off and back on. The next thing that should be done is to pull the unit and remove the back. If you remove one wire from each element in the rear and suspend the loose wire so it cannot contact ground, then turn the breaker back on, the elements should each show 120Vac and the loose wire from each element should also read 120Vac, (on bake and broil respectively). If either element or wire does not show 120Vac, the problem is before the point of test. If the 120Vac is not on the element where the wire was removed, go to the other side of the element and test there. If the voltage is there, the element has failed. If the voltage isn't there either, the circuit will have to be troubleshot on back from that point. It is entirely possible that the terminal block where the power cord is connected to the unit, was never tightened sufficiently and has burned and lost electrical continuity. The thermostat and selector switch can also be the issue. When you get to a component that the power gets to but does not come back out of, this component is the one at fault.
I cannot determine if this whirlpool model is a 208v or 240v.
Answer Hello Michael! You'll use the 240v if you are within the US. The part number is 308180. Thanks!
Need a lower heating element for a whirlpool Electric range.
The correct part number for the oven bake element in your unit is 308180.
Installed new part and the range still doesn't work.
Answer Hello Greg,
The first thing you should do is check the power supply. If the unit isn't getting 240Vac, it can never operate properly. If the breaker, receptacle, and terminal block all check out, items that should be checked include the clock, selector switch, door lock assembly, thermostat, and associated wiring. This will need to be checked with a test meter to determine the exact cause. The issue can be further narrowed down by seeing if the broil works. The tech sheet should be located on the back or bottom of the drawer or on the inside of the cabinet on one side or the other hidden by the drawer.