Posted By gibbsm on 03-03-2011 08:13 AM
Magic Chef Mod # S68E-3CXW
The right side of the broiler element does not heat. The left side does. How hard would it be to replace the element? It looks like 2 screws on the bracket and 2 on the mounting plate. Where could I buy one? I think this range is >30 years old.
Any help would be appreciated.
Since we don't know what your 'skill level' is, I want to
give a few 'PRECAUTIONS' to observe if you decide to do this replacement
has given you the replacement part
# and an economical source to get the parts from.... I've ordered
washer and dryer parts from them several times and they are both
economically competitive with their pricing and offer quick delivery
too. If you 'click-on' the parts-pro link
at the bottom of Scooterdowns post it will show you a better picture of the parts breakdown for the broiler elements, which are actually a ONE-PIECE ASSY UNIT.
First, make sure YOU TURN OF THE CIRCUIT
BREAKER (OR PULL FUSE) for the range/oven circuit. Based on your
pictures (from what I can see of them), it looks like you will have to
remove the screws from both the rear element mounting panel and the
overhead 'element support hanger bracket' before you can expose the
connector or connection point for the elements. Not sure if there is
another 'element support bracket' (not shown in picture) or not?
sure what types of connectors are used on the elements are used, but be
sure to inspect the condition of the connectors themselves too, since a
POOR CONNECTOR/CONNECTION can increase the resistance of the circuit
and affect the current flow thru the elements themselves. You may want
to take a look at these connectors/connection points before ordering
anything so you can order them too if needed. You can go to the
"Appliance Pros" web site and look up the EPD (Expanded Parts Diagram)
for your range by putting in your MAKE and MODEL # in the parts lookup
menu. If you have any further questions, post back here again for
When you get it repaired/fixed, post back again and
let us know what you had to do to fix it so that others may learn from