I have a westinghouse upright freestyle 143 stove. The oven element has blown, can I change the element myself or do I need an electrician.
I have just had a look and can see that the element has blown out along the right hand side. I haven,t tried to remove element as not sure I can do so. I can turn power off at wall to issolate stove power.
Hi there and welcome to JA,Would you still like some help with your inquiry today please?
yes I need to know if it is just a matter of "pulling the element out " from the back wall of the oven. Looking at the replacement element it appears to have a fitting that just pushes on to a (male) fitting
Are you talking about the fan forced element behind the fan panel, or the top bake element?
It is NOT a fan forced oven and the element is at the BOTTOM of the oven. It is a square shape (like a square basketball ring)
Okay,Isolate the power (pull the fuse or unplug the oven)Look at the element, if you see screws at the very back of the oven, where the element goes through the cabinet, you can undo them and gently pull the element forward enough to be able to undo the wiring connecters.Make sure you do not allow the wires to fall back through the rear cabinet, otherwise, you will have to remove the rear panel and come in through the back to locate and feed the wires back through*If when you look at the oven element at the back, where it goes through the rear wall, there is no screws visible, then you will need to come in through the rear of the oven anyway and locate the wires and connections that way okay,Usually with the older types, this is the case. Removal of the rear panel on th every back is necessary*Westinghouse 143 is no the full model number, so I cant even look at the element myself to see which type you have...If 143 is all it says, I take it this must be an old oven? (Should have 3 letters, 3 numbers)
Relist: Answer quality.It doesn't answer my question
Question:"Can I change this myself or do I need a techncian?"If you cannot work it out from the directions given above, then yes, you will be needing a qualified technician to do the work.It is the safer option.