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Fall Check In: Oven Maintenance

Fall Check In: Oven Maintenance

Things are (hopefully) cooling down soon, and we can’t think of a better time than now to check up on our ovens and make sure that everything is running properly. We’ll walk through some oven parts that commonly need replacement: heating elements.

You’ll find links to common parts in this article but don’t forget that even though parts look the same, that doesn’t mean that they are the same. 

Please check out the model numbers and cross reference information available on each page to confirm compatibility with your appliance.

If your oven is experiencing any of the following problems, replacing the bake element and/or the broil element in your oven could be the solution:

  • Oven takes longer than usual to reach the desired temperature
  • Food is not cooking through
  • Food takes longer to cook all the way through
  • Only the top or bottom of your food is cooking
  • Oven is not heating up at all
  • The heating elements in your oven are the bake and broil elements which sit on the bottom and top of your oven respectively. 

    While we’re all familiar with the bake and broil buttons on the oven, many people do not know that the bake and broil elements are both used regardless of which button you choose when using your oven. To maintain regular heat, each setting uses both elements.

    If you’re thinking about replacing a single heat element in your oven to alleviate one or more of the problems listed above, it’s best practice to replace both the bake and broil elements because both are used each time that you run your oven.

    Snap Supply offers bake and broil element kits to help you save money when buying both: 

    Bake & Broil Element Kits


    Snap Supply Bake & Broil Element Kits


    Each bake and broil element kits come with installation instructions to guide you through a DIY replacement. We make it as easy as possible to make the repair on your own - it’s a Snap! 

    Snap Supply also offers bake and broil elements separately to ensure that you can find exactly what you’re looking for:

    Snap Supply Bake Elements

    bake element

    Snap Supply Broil Elements


    Broil element


    Like the kits, these items also come with installation instructions, so replacement is still a Snap!

    While we’re sure Snap Supply is already your go-to stop for appliance repair parts, perhaps you didn’t know that we also offer helpful information. Here are some resources that might aid you in your oven maintenance journey:

    And just one last reminder: just because parts look the same does not mean that they are the same. Don’t forget to confirm compatibility using model numbers and cross reference information.

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