I have a WHIRLPOOL (1974 era) electric oven, MODEL: RYE1300Y2 and
SERIAL M351 80369.
The top element is not heating up.
Can someone point me to instructions on how to remove and replace the
top element ?
de ~ Vince ~
LONG ISLAND, NY
Well, at this point I really don't know if the cause is other than the
element. However, I believe that the element is more common a failure
than the switch and certainly more common than wiring. Once I have
the element in hand, I might be able to observe an open or detect an
open with an ohmmeter.
First step is to get instrux on disassembly so that I may access the
I should have mentioned that this is a walloven unit.
I don't know if the entire unit must be removed from the cabinet/wall
or if the top element can be removed from within the oven itself. It
appears that each end of the element simply passes through clearance
holes in the top back wall.
The lower element, which I replaced some years ago, was a piece of
cake. It has mounting brackets at the rear wall held by a screw, each
Put a meter on it's terminals.
With the oven ON, use the AC volts function. If there's 110vac
and no heat, then the element is bad. If there's no voltage, then the
problem is elsewhere.
Or, with the oven unplugged, use the resistance function -- should be close
to zero ohms.
The above ref link is proving to be very useful for me. I have found
info on the RYE1300 wallovens; although mine has an analog clock and
does not have any rotisserie (motor/timer etc.) feature.
I wish that there were a schematic available so that I may trouble
isolate my present "no broil" problem.
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