The oven element is what causes your oven to heat. So, if your oven element is sparking, you might need to replace it because your oven won’t heat without it. In this article, we will show you how to do this and why your oven element is sparking.
Table of Contents
Why Did My Oven Element Spark?
The most likely reason your oven element is sparking is because it’s faulty. It could also be because of food. When small bits of food come in contact with the heating element it could cause it to spark. Below we show you how to replace an oven element.
Oven Element Sparked And Stopped Working — How To Fix
If your oven element sparked then stopped working, you will need to replace it. To replace the heating element in an oven, follow these steps…
Step 1: Unplug the oven or turn off the circuit breaker.
Step 2: Open the oven door and remove the racks.
Step 3: Take out the two screws on the lower back wall of the oven which secure the heating element.
Step 4: Pull out the wires of the element.
Step 5: Note where each wire goes on the heating element then disconnect.
Step 6: You can test the element with a multimeter if it doesn’t look physically damaged.
Step 7: If the element is faulty, get a new one.
Step 8: Connect the wires to the element and screw it into place.
Step 9: Return the oven racks.
Step 10: Plug the oven in.
The video below will show you how to replace an oven element.
When To Replace An Oven Element
It’s quite easy to tell when it’s time to replace your oven element. If your oven doesn’t heat up or you notice that it’s broken or burnt in some parts, it’s time to replace it. Also, if your oven element is sparking, you should replace it. Read the article right above this section to learn how to replace an oven element or heating element.
Check out these articles…