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replacing oven element

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replacing oven element

the bottom oven element does not work. i guess it needs replacing. would any oven element from canadian tire or home depot suffice? and is replacing an easy job?

the oven is 30 years old. its label states 120/208 120/240 Volts, 60 Hz. It is a GE or Camco Inc company. fun fact, it was made in Canada.

photo of the oven element: https://prnt.sc/tkp3im
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I would remove the part and provide it to an appliance parts supplier. Always ask about non OEM for a bigger discount
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Hi,

Any oven element will work, the new element will have to have the same style of electrical connector as the old element. Easy repair, youtube the procedure.
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ausername wrote: the bottom oven element does not work. i guess it needs replacing. would any oven element from canadian tire or home depot suffice? and is replacing an easy job?

the oven is 30 years old. its label states 120/208 120/240 Volts, 60 Hz. It is a GE or Camco Inc company. fun fact, it was made in Canada.

photo of the oven element: https://prnt.sc/tkp3im
Some of the GE appliances were made in Montreal, by Camco.. it is an interesting fact that this been made in Canada. Mabe Company bought Camco in2005. It's a sad fact that after Mabe bought Camco, they moved production in Mexico, and closed the Mabe ( Camco) plant in Montreal
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yea... its sad to see a strong part of the economy move to countries where labour is cheap. if i were to buy an oven today i doubt it would last half as long as this 30 year old one
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I think the GE brand is now owned by Haier

https://www.scmp.com/business/companies ... appliances

Re: The oven element

The easiest way is to take out the oven element and go to Amre Supply, along with the stove info. They stock a lot of elements and can match it up
https://www.amresupply.com/

Reliable appliance parts also has decent stock
https://www.reliableparts.ca/
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Having a hard time finding replacement for smooth top element for a Kenmore. Plenty of suppliers for the surface coil elements.

It's the 2 in 1 small and large element smooth top. Small does not work whereas the large outer ring does.

Tried to shops/stores mentioned in thread but no luck.
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l69norm wrote: I think the GE brand is now owned by Haier

https://www.scmp.com/business/companies ... appliances

Re: The oven element

The easiest way is to take out the oven element and go to Amre Supply, along with the stove info. They stock a lot of elements and can match it up
https://www.amresupply.com/

Reliable appliance parts also has decent stock
https://www.reliableparts.ca/
why not head over to home depot and pick one up?
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ausername wrote: why not head over to home depot and pick one up?
if they have a universal one that is close (shape wise) . Amre has a whole wall for these - all different shapes for various manufacturers
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ausername wrote: yea... its sad to see a strong part of the economy move to countries where labour is cheap. if i were to buy an oven today i doubt it would last half as long as this 30 year old one
The FTA wasn't a friend to manufacturing in Canada for the most part. Most appliance manufacturing was consolidated in large U.S. plants (mergers and industry consolidation don't help). And then I wonder if some of these plants which were formerly in unionised states relocated to right-to-work non-unionised states or even Mexico.
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https://www.reliableparts.ca/

Good place if your close to their locations if not homedepot, MAn I miss sears parts
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