Range/Stove/Oven Repair – Replacing the Surface Element (Whirlpool Part # 4453909)

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Hi, it’s Jack from AustinAppliancePros. Today, we’re going to show you how to change the surface element on your range. It’s a really easy job. All we’re going to need is a #2 Phillips screwdriver and maybe a pair of needle-nose pliers.

Let me show you how we do it. Now, before we begin this repair, since we will be working near some electrical circuits, we’ll need to disconnect the power to the range. If it has a cord on it, simply unplug it from the receptacle or if it’s a hard-wired range, you’ll need to locate the fuse or breaker panel and turn the power off there.Our next step will be to open the oven door.

Just under the front lip of that main top, there are two Phillips screws that we need to remove. Once we’ve removed those two screws, we can close that door up. Then, we’re going to lift up on that main top just from the front corners and raise it up high enough that we can put something under it to support it.

re now ready to reconnect

We’re going to use the box that the element came with and make sure it fits securely on that. We’ll next carefully remove each of the wires from this terminal block. Next, we’ll locate the screw that holds that retaining strap to the main top.

We’ll remove the screw and at the same time, we’ll need to support that element and just tilt that support strap down and out of the way. Then, lower the element away from the main top.Then, I’ll take the new element. We’ll line that up and carefully place it against the bottom of the glass top and rotate the retaining strap into position. We’ll reinstall the screw. Then, we can reinstall all the wires to the terminals and make sure that they fit securely.

Any terminals that appear to have any signs of arcing or corrosion will need to be replaced. If any terminals appear to be a little loose, just crimp those with your pliers. Tuck the wire harness out of the way. We’ll remove our temporary prop and we’ll lower the top down. We will open the oven door again and re-place the two screws.

We’re now ready to reconnect the power, and our repair is complete. We told you it was an easy job. Thanks for watching, and good luck with your repair.