Hello. I have Googled for some time but can not find the answer to the
I have an oven which needs the bake element replaced (which is simple
enough), however, the rating on the element is 2600 W. The oven never did
heat quickly and seemed to do a lot of switching on and off. Can I replace
the 2600 W ewlement with a 3 kW one? I am assuming that the higher power
rating would simply mean that the oven would heat up faster, but I am not
sure what other (side)effects this might have. The specifications do not say
anything regarding this.
Can anyone help? Any advice is greatly appreciated.
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This is Turtle.
1] You say the oven heats up very slowly but does heat up to right temp and
holds it. the bigger element would bring the heat of the oven up faster and in a
2] You say the element thermostat cuts on and off too often and seem to turn
on and off too much. Well a bigger element will even make this shorter cycles
even shorter and it will get worst and morte cycles per hour with a larger
I would leave it alone and just wait for it to heat up for about 5 minutes
It would heat faster, but since it is limited by a thermostat, it would not
get any hotter than the setting.
It would pull a couple of amps more in power, but if the existing line is
correctly sized, it should not be a big deal. 400 watts at 240V = 1.6A
Assuming this is a direct fitting replacement, I'd go for it.
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