June 1, 2015

How to replace a wall oven broil element

By Lyle Weischwill
How to replace a wall oven broil element

This oven repair guide explains how to replace a broil element in an electric wall oven. In some cases, you might see visible damage on the element, but the element can seem intact and still not heat. Replace the broil element with a manufacturer-approved replacement part if the broiler doesn't heat or if the broil element is damaged.

Although the video below shows a range, this repair procedure works for replacing the broil element in most wall ovens, including Kenmore, Whirlpool, Frigidaire, GE, KitchenAid, Amana, Bosch, LG and Samsung.

Quick links
Tools required
Nut driver set
Pliers
Work gloves
Repair difficulty
Time required
15 minutes or less
Repair difficulty
Time required
15 minutes or less
How to replace the broil element in a wall oven repair guide video.

Replacing a broil element video.

Instructions

  1. 01.

    Turn off power to the wall oven

    Shut off the circuit breakers for the wall oven.

    Warning: Electric wall ovens use 2 breakers that are often connected together on the breaker panel. If the 2 breakers for your wall oven aren’t connected, make sure you turn both breakers off. Leaving a breaker on can send power to the broil element even though the digital display is dead.
  2. 02.

    Remove the broil element

    Open the oven door and remove the oven racks.

    Remove the broil element mounting screws.

    Remove the broil element support mounting screws and remove the supports.

    Carefully pull the broil element forward to expose the wires connected to the back of the element.

    Disconnect the wires, taking care not to let the wires slip through the holes at the back of the oven. If the wires slip through the holes, you’ll need to pull the oven out of the cabinet and remove the back cabinet panel to retrieve them. Use pliers to pull the wires off the broil element if necessary.

    Remove the broil element.

    Tip: If you can't complete this repair because the door gets in your way, remove the door, following instructions in your owner's manual. You might need help lifting the door off the oven. Set the door on a pad.
    Remove the rear mounting screws.

    Remove the rear mounting screws.

    Remove the support bracket screws.

    Remove the support bracket screws.

    Pull the broil element forward.

    Pull the broil element forward.

  3. 03.

    Install the new broil element

    Connect the wires to the broil element.

    Push the ends of the broil element through the holes in the oven cavity and reinstall the mounting screws.

    Reinstall the broil element supports and secure them with the mounting screws.

    Reinstall the oven racks and close the oven door.

    Install the new broil element.

    Install the new broil element.

  4. 04.

    Restore power to the wall oven

    Turn on the house circuit breakers for the wall oven.

Warning: Undertaking repairs to appliances can be hazardous. Use the proper tools and safety equipment noted in the guide and follow all instructions. Do not proceed until you are confident that you understand all of the steps and are capable of completing the repair. Some repairs should only be performed by a qualified technician.

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Main causes: broken broil element, faulty broil burner igniter, control system failure
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Main causes: faulty oven temperature sensor, control system problem, weak burner igniter, damaged oven element
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