Model #FES388WGCJ Frigidaire slide-in range, electric

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Q:

How do I change the heating element on my Frigidaire FES388WGCJ electric range

A:

Thank you for your question and I understand your concern.

You did not clarify which heating element is not working; surface element or oven element. NOTE: Disconnect the range from the power supply before servicing.

In order to test to see if it's an element failure or switch you will need an Ohm meter to check the element for continuity. The element is more likely to fail than the switch. If you feel safe and confident in checking voltage you can check the voltage supply at the element or at the burner switch. If it's one of the radiant burner elements you need to remove the top in order to access the radiant burners. I could not find any instructions on how to remove the top for your model. The top will have to come off in order to access the radiant burners. I highly suggest calling a service technician to diagnose and repair your range if you’re not able to figure out how to remove the top.

If you do not feel confident repairing this problem yourself, then you can have it repaired at your home by a Sears technician. Here is a link for the website: Sears Home Services .

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Joey S -
Sears Technician
November 26, 2011
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Sam: Each burner switch has a H1 and H2 labled on the switch. The letter "H" indicates heater which means the burner. H1 and H2 is the two different lines (L1 and L2) supplying the voltage to the radiant burner. When the burner is turned on , there should be 220 volts measured across the H1 and H2. The H1 and H2 circuit will connect to the burner. I added a couple of images below that may help. I could not find any specific instructions on how to remove the top for your specific model. I added an image of the only instructions I could find that may come close to your model.

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Joey S -
Sears Technician
November 28, 2011
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Heating Element

A:

Thank you for your question.

I can understand your confusion when the wiring is different.

I believe you are being confused by the jumper wire that is not needed on the new element.

You should have three terminals that are identified on the terminal block and two on the side of the burner with one internal jumper on the same side going into the block.

The numbers on the new element should be the same.

If this is not correct please let me know I will research it further.

Thank you for using Manage My Life.

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Sam A -
Sears Technician
February 03, 2011

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