If your Baumatic electric oven is not getting hot as fast as it used to, the problem may be a defective heating element. Sparks coming from the element as it warms up are another sign of a heating element that should be replaced. Instead of calling a repairman, you can remove the heating element yourself in less than an hour. Take the old part to the hardware store with you or order a replacement directly from the Baumatic website to ensure you get the right type of heating element for your electric oven.
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Things you need
- Owner's manual
Go to the home's circuit breaker box and turn off the breaker switch that controls the kitchen. Take out the oven's cooking racks and set them aside.
Check your owner's manual to find the location of the heating element. For most Baumatic electric ovens, the heating element will be located at the back of the oven, near the bottom.
Remove the mounting screws and pull the heating element away from the oven unit so you can access the wiring. Disconnect the electrical wires from the heating element. You may have to loosen a retaining screw to release each wire.
Remove the heating element from your Baumatic electric oven.
Tips and warnings
- If this is a replacement job, install the new heating element by retracing the steps you took to remove the old one. If you are finished working on the oven, replace the racks and turn the kitchen's breaker switch back on.
- Make sure the Baumatic electric oven has had plenty of time to cool down before you attempt to remove the heating element.
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