I need to replace the bake element. When I removed the old bake element, there were three wires attached. A red wire to one end of the element, a yellow wire to the other end of the element, and a green wire to a screw that was attached to a small metal plate that also held the yellow wire. The new bake element only has two connectors. What should I attach the green wire to?
Answer Hi Molly. Great question. When the element part # Y04000041 is mounted with a screw it grounds the element itself (changed from the inside). Then make sure you repack any insulation back around the element through holes so heat don't escape and burn wires. Then the red and yellow wires to the element terminals. Find a chassis screw and place the green wire under it on the back. Make sure the connection is clean and tight to chassis ground. Thank You.
What causes the oven (Bake or Broil) to shut off after a few minutes? Is it an element or control panel that is the problem?
Answer Hello Bob. If the unit just reset and quits baking, then the clock 7601P178-60 is bad on the unit. This part has been permanently discontinued by the manufacturer and we don't know of any source or replacement for the part. Thanks.
I assume the bake element went out because there was a buzzing noise and white smoke in the oven and just a little light on the back element left. Is it difficult to replace a bake element for someone with handyman talents? My husband usually does replacements of parts himself.
Answer Hello Janice. No, the bake element Y04000041 is not hard to replace. Just make sure the power to the unit is disconnected before the repair is done. Remove the screws securing the element. Pull the element out and remove the wires. Reinstall with the new element in reverse order. Hope this helps.