Range/Stove/Oven Repair – Replacing the Bake Element (Frigidaire Part # 318255006)

wires secured to the terminals

Hi it’s Steve from we are going to explain you how to change the oven element on your range and it’s a really easy job, all we are going to need is a #2 Phillips screwdriver or a #2 square head screwdriver and maybe a pair of needle nose pliers, let me explain you how we do it. Now before we begin this repair the first thing we’ll need to do is to disconnect power to the range so if it has a cord on it simply unplug it, and if it’s a hard-wired range we will need to locate the breaker or fuse panel and disconnect the power there, now the first step in this repair will be to open the oven door and then we are going to remove the oven rack and set those aside, and then we will remove the two screws that support that element at the back of the oven, and then we can pull that element carefully out of the opening in the back wall, now there are wires attached to the terminal on that element, we need to just carefully pull that out far enough so that we can access two wires, first of all make sure that there is no burnt connections or charred or discolored connections to that terminal, and we will simply just pull them off.

pair of needle

Now if they terminals are bad they will need to be replaced at the same time that you replace the element, so we will discard the old element and make sure that that new element is fairly straight and flat before we put it in, we’ll reconnect the terminals first, make sure they’re tight and if not we’ll use the needle nose pliers to squeeze them, crimp them up a bit, once we have the terminals, once we have the wires secured to the terminals we are going to feed those leads back through the insulation, try not to push it out of the way, and if you find that that insulation is impeding the wires going into the back of the range, you will need to pull the back panel off and straighten those out, now line up the openings in the element bracket, with the screw holes in the back wall. And next we will just bend that element slightly to make sure that the supports contact the oven bottom and be careful not to make a sharp bend in it and just gently twist it enough so that it sits flat, now we are ready to replace the oven racks, and if we need to realign the insulation on the back we’ll have the pull the range out far enough that we can remove the back panel, and then we are ready to reconnect the power.

square head

Now this model has three screws that secure the center portion of the back panel, we just need to remove those, next we are just going to tilt it out slightly at the top and then lift straight up on it, till we line up the two tabs on the side, and then we can lift that panel away. Now to reinsert the insulation for the element we will first locate the two terminals and we’ll make sure that those wires are all nice and straight and free and then we can push the insulation back in towards the oven cavity, and then we can replace the back panel.

there are wires

Now we are ready to reconnect the power and our repair is complete. I told you it was an easy job, thanks for reading and good luck with your repair.