Jan 142011

The replacement of an ovens burner receptacle is done with several common tools. To repair or replace the receptacle socket you will need to lift the top. Doing so is normal done by removing several screws under the tops front edge.

Before you lift the top remove the one screw that anchors the receptacle to the burner ring. Lift the top gaining access to the oven receptacle.

Diagnosing an oven receptacle is done by testing for proper voltage at the receptacle, often the wires will become loose inside causing a smell or sound, if this is the case you will need to replace the receptacle as a kit. Oven receptacle are fairly cheap appliance repair technicians charge top dollar for the ones on their trucks. A local appliance parts house may have the oven receptacle for several dollars, the kit will supply the two wires, receptacle housing, shrink wrap and some have zip ties depending on the application.

The receptacle wires will need to be cut and spliced. Remember to install the shrink wrap before you connect the wire nut, the wrap should be formed tight around the wire connection and wire nut. After connecting the receptacle wires to the ovens wires you will need to slide the wire into the housing that is supplied, when the receptacle wire is in the correct position it will lock inside, you will not be able to pull it back out.

Lower top and install receptacle to  top, insert the burner and test for proper operation. When 220v is applied to the  burner it will create heat on the coil. With out the correct  voltage the burner may not heat at all or enough. Again having a simple volt meter will help you in your appliance repair troubles.

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