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Oven element change (by Pat [VA]) Oct 8, 2021 12:33 PM
       Oven element change (by myob [GA]) Oct 8, 2021 12:50 PM
       Oven element change (by Vee [OH]) Oct 8, 2021 1:10 PM
       Oven element change (by Richard [MI]) Oct 8, 2021 1:14 PM
       Oven element change (by Pat [VA]) Oct 8, 2021 1:31 PM
       Oven element change (by RR78 [VA]) Oct 8, 2021 3:25 PM
       Oven element change (by Pat [VA]) Oct 8, 2021 4:49 PM

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Oven element change (by Pat [VA]) Posted on: Oct 8, 2021 12:33 PM

DH told me he was going to change oven element in unit we are readying for new tenant. Had a 5 year tenant just vacate (the one that left a car that was defaced, it was totaled & removed by insurance). He had mentioned it to handyman, but didn't think he'd gotten to it because he had to take bottom kitchen cabinets out & do some work before we could put them back & add new countertop/backsplash & stainless sink. Also a lot of soft spots in floor to mend.

Fast forward to today, #1. Always check, just in case. Poor DH will be 76 this month, didn't think element had been opened, pkg appeared to be sealed to him, in box, but box was open (Clue #1) So after installing "new" element, it didn't work. Mainly because handyman HAD installed new one, but somehow felt the need to seal the plastic bag back (must have been sticky)

Oh my goodness..... no words. I guess it's nice to know my sweetie still has it even though he definitely made a mistake! Note to self..... turn that baby on just to be sure before doing all of that!

BTW, what's with oven elements burning out so quick? This is the 3rd one this year. --71.219.xx.xxx

Oven element change (by myob [GA]) Posted on: Oct 8, 2021 12:50 PM

sounds like that elment isn't the only thing worn out!!!!

my gosh-- are tenants that important? nawnaw naw. --99.103.xxx.xxx

Oven element change (by Vee [OH]) Posted on: Oct 8, 2021 1:10 PM

Use the volt ohm meter, should be about 20 ohms for elements. --76.188.xxx.xxx

Oven element change (by Richard [MI]) Posted on: Oct 8, 2021 1:14 PM

Sometimes the tenants will not have heat and will turn on the stove for heat. This can and does cause the elements to burn out in some cases.

Suggest you check out all the other elements and the oven as well. --24.180.xx.xx

Oven element change (by Pat [VA]) Posted on: Oct 8, 2021 1:31 PM

Oh it works now. No problem, that was it. We knew it needed an element, had bought said element off ebay. Sat box beside fridge in kitchen so it'd be available! Our minds can play tricks on us if we "think" we're right & we know what we are doing! LOL

But if a box is open, but the plastic bag "appears" to be sealed, it was an honest mistake that even a 25 year old "might" make.

The old element did have a bump on it, too bad that he didn't really examine it before going to all of that trouble.

I managed to change the lightbulb in it, by myself. Yay me! --71.219.xx.xxx

Oven element change (by RR78 [VA]) Posted on: Oct 8, 2021 3:25 PM

I just replaced one yesterday. 70.00 for a GE one.

Hate paying that for a simple element.

But we used to try the half price or less ones. Off brand. Amazon or Ebay.

Only last 2 or 3 years. And on one could even tell the element was thinner.

Just gave up and went back to OEM. Not worth the hassle.


Oven element change (by Pat [VA]) Posted on: Oct 8, 2021 4:49 PM

In all 3 cases, the tenant had not told us. Two of them I could understand, their place was a mess. The other one, I asked point blank, if there was anything that needed fixing before new people moved in? Go figure... must have thought we'd charge her.

We did charge her for A/C filter she lied about changing. We need to check this stuff ourselves! --71.219.xx.xxx

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