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skenig

rb526h2ww oven bake element wire replacement

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skenig

I have a RB526H2ww stove. The oven (bake) element stopped working. While removing it, I noticed only one of the push-on wire terminals was not connected to anything. I  opened the back of the stove and found out the end of the red wire that supplies power to the bake element had burned out. The metal part where the  end of the bake element should insert was damaged.
That  wire goes from the bake element to the  broil element to the bake/broil knob  and from there an other attached wire goes to the oven light on the control panel.

My issue is that I cannot seem to find a replacement for this wire on any of the parts websites; it is not even mentioned on the replacement parts list. Can anyone help?  Thank u so much!  
 

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darren412

you need to replace the bad electrical female connections and wiring as needed with new connections and or wiring if necessary. Splice a small section of wire into the existing wire and solder the new female connections onto the cut back wire or new replacement wire .  If you need to replace the wiring because its too short now,  get your self some long enough in length 12 awg  high temperature appliance wire.  You can connect the new length of wire onto the existing one with good electrical butt connectors. Easy to do with the proper tools.  If you google it you can find it.    There is 14 awg wire also but I like using the 12 awg for repairs to heating element wiring.   solder the correct size female electrical connection  on the ends that need them and replace the burnt up wiring .  If the heating element connection spade that is soldered on the end is damaged in any little way , I suggest you replace the heating element also even though it may not be shorted out.  If it has a bad terminal end, putting a new female connection with wiring onto a damaged spade connection on a heating element can cause arcing and that would cause the same thing to happen all over again with that heating elements connection.  

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skenig

Thank you for your answer! I was hoping to find the replacement wire somewhere, but if I can't I will do what  u suggest (and change the element as well)

 

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skenig

Oh, where can I buy  the female connectors? Thanks!

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darren412

even if you could find the wire harness set up .  you would have to purchase the whole wire harness and that would be alot more costly. You wont get it separately.   It is not even listed in whirlpools site under a part that is available anyway.     Doing this if your qualified enough to do it , will be a better job than what was there.   I wouldnt over think this repair.  you will be doing more and spending more with a repair that should take you 10 min to do 

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