Replace upper oven brioler element
Robert F. • Marlboro, NJ • September 29, 2014
Appliance: KitchenAid 30" Built-in Electric Double Oven Thermal Convection KEBS207SSS00
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DISCONNECT CIRCUIT BREAKER!!!. Remove oven door. Remove two screws that attach the element to the back of the oven, and two screws that secure element to the oven roof, then remove element. Had to be careful that the four wires don't slip into the back of the oven (difficult) to keep them from falling back as they are very short. Remove and replace element. I should have also detached the temp probe as it gets in the way and is easily broken off its flimsy mounting plate. The hardest part is removing and reinstalling the oven door (had to view three you tube videos to finally get the door off). Also, I installed and removed the element twice because it didn't work the first time...its because there must be an interlock that prevents the element from turning on with the door off. So i had it right the first time! That was a waste of time and effort due to my lack of knowledge. The part manufacturer would be well advised to include a cheat sheet on how to install the element; that would have told me of that major tidbit! Also, the wire ends attach to the element with slip on connectors that can easily slide back off while you are installing the element....you have to slightly 're-crimp' the female ends so that they will securely remain attached while you are 'struggling' to get the element back into the installed position. It's an awkward job and you are strongly advised to purchase a 'headlight' which wonderfully provides illumination where you need it all the while your hands are free to work on the task! A 'headlight' is a must as the oven lights are off with the circuit breaker disconnected! Finally, now that I have the experience, I could probably do the same job in under fifty-minutes.