How to Repair Your Oven: Replacing an Electric Heating Element
Deactivate the Oven’s Power
Please turn off the breaker connected to the oven and unplug it. The first step when working on an electric oven is to cut off its power supply.
Remove the Panel Covering the Heating Element
Some ovens have a metal panel at the bottom, covering and safeguarding the heating element. Look for a lip on the front edge of the panel, lift it, and slide it out of the oven. You may need to press down on one corner of the panel to lift the opposite corner for removal.
Unscrew the Fasteners Holding the Element
The heating element plate usually has fasteners, two at the front and one at the back of the hob. Loosen and remove the screws connecting the fasteners to the hob. If the element is push-fit in the oven and lacks screws, pull it out of its connection point. Keep the screws nearby to prevent them from getting lost.
Disconnect the Wires at the Rear
Remove the Faulty Heating Element