Hi, it’s Jack from AustinAppliancePros. Today we’re going to show you how to put a bake element in your range. Really easy job, all we’re going to need is a #1 Robertson screw driver, or a quarter inch nut driver. Let me show you how to do it. The first step in this repair is to disconnect the power supply to the range.
If it has a cord on it, simply unplug it from the receptacle, if it’s a hard wired range, you need to disconnect the breaker, remove the fuses, whatever it takes to disconnect the power to the range. Now that we have the range disconnected from the power supply, we need to gain some access to the element. Remove any racks that are in the way just to give us a little more room.
Now with either our #1 Robertson screw driver or quarter inch nut driver we’ll remove the two screws that hold the element to the oven liner. Now gently slide the element forward, there are 2 wires connected to the back of this element with spade terminals, we want to make sure that we don’t inadvertently disconnect them. Pull through far enough that you can get a hold of it; just put a little kink in the wire to keep from pulling back inside. Remove our old element.
Set the new one in place, before we connect the wires to the element again just have a look at the terminals, make sure they’re not burnt or corroded. Slide them on to the new element, make sure they fit tight, if they’re loose at all get a pair of needle nose pliers and just crimp them a little bit, make sure they’re nice and snug. Now push the element back into the opening in the oven liner, line up the hole in the mounting tab with the hole in the oven liner, reinstall the screws, make sure the element sits flat on its rests, put the racks back in, and our repair is complete.
That’s just how easy it is to put a bake element in your range; thanks for watching, and good luck with your repair.