While it’s possible for a GE oven coil to catch fire, it isn’t exactly a common occurrence. If you would like to know what causes this issue and how to replace a GE oven coil, keep reading.
Why Did My Oven Coil Catch Fire?
Your oven coil, also known as the oven heating element, probably caught fire because of small bits of food or foil in it. When food bits or pieces of foil come in contact with a hot heating element, it could cause a spark which in turn would produce a fire. If you see that your GE oven coil has caught fire, turn the oven off immediately. If the coil is burnt, you will need to replace it.
How To Replace A GE Oven Coil
To learn how to replace the coil or heating element in your GE oven, follow the steps listed below…
Step 1: Turn off the oven’s circuit breaker to avoid the risk of electrocution.
Step 2: Open the oven door.
Step 3: Slide out the racks in the oven.
Step 4: Using a screwdriver, take out the two screws on the lower back wall of the oven interior. These two screws hold the heating element in place.
Step 5: Carefully pull out the heating element.
Step 6: Disconnect the two wires connected to the heating element.
Step 7: Discard the heating element and get a new one.
Step 8: Connect the wires to the new element and push it in.
Step 9: Screw the heating element to the back wall of the oven.
Step 10: Return the racks to the oven.
Step 11: Close the oven door.
Step 12: Turn off the oven’s circuit breaker.
Watch the video below for a visual of how to replace the coil in a GE oven.
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