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New element....how to wire??

New element....how to wire??

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    Default New element....how to wire??

    Hi Jeff,
    I have a GE model J B66B Y1AD S/N RS212888G and we had the baking (bottom) element arc out on my wife a few days ago and freaked her out. I did have a new element that I had purchased when we ended losing the controller, when we got hit by lightening back in 2006. Problem is, when I took the wires off, there were 3 wires and not the 2 that I suspected. Now I'm not sure how to reconnect them back up. The colors of the wires are 2 blacks and a yellow. I think that the one of the blacks was paired with the yellow, but I'm not sure now. I might be able to pull the range out and see if there is a wiring diagram in the back on this, but before I do, can you tell me what the correct connection on this might be?

    Thanks

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    Hi,

    GE doesn't put diagrams online....and that is about the only way we could confirm what goes where is with the wiring diagram.
    Could be glued on the back, in an envelope on the back, rolled up inside the back or consol.

    New element....how to wire??-bake-element-wb44x10013-00826930-jpg Bake Element

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    I checked all around this range, nothing is on this that I can find. I have requested a diagram from GE's website, I guess that is my only option at this point. I'm 99% sure that its one black wire on either side of the burner with the yellow with one of the blacks. I followed the wires, one black is wired in series with the broiler element and the other connects to the main connection off the plug. The yellow lead heads up to the controller, so I would assume that this is a temperature reading wire for that control unit or it must tell the controller something. The black that is connected to the main plug, also is paired with another black that connects to the all 4 burner temperature controls too.

    Thoughts?

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    so I would assume that this is a temperature reading wire for that control unit or it must tell the controller something
    Temp is checked and controlled by an oven temp sensor inside the oven or by a capillary tube inside the oven....none of the wires from the element do this.

    I have requested a diagram from GE's website,
    Did they say how long that would take?

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    I haven't received anything back from GE so far, but I did get this up and going. I connected the wires the way that I thought they went, but I checked for 240 volts across the leads "before" I connected them to the element and it was right on. So I went ahead and finished this up. Couple of minor issues, the replacement had spade connectors on it and not the screw tabs. Also, the plate across the back was off in alignment. That old plate came off with much difficulty, but I did get it off and installed on the new element. Although I can't pinch it on like they had it. I may get a couple of 1/4" collars to secure the element as it is quite loose now. I told my wife to very careful around that element, as it is hot on one side at all times and it could slide backwards if pushed on.

    If and when I get that diagram, I may post it on here so someone else can look at it and not have to struggle like I did.

    Toni

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    the replacement had spade connectors on it and not the screw tabs
    Wrong element.

    Also, the plate across the back was off in alignment
    I might have just drilled it out a little rather than trying to switch the plate out.

    If and when I get that diagram, I may post it on here so someone else can look at it and not have to struggle like I did.
    Great, that should help others.

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    Wrong element. The box that it came in said it was from GEAppliances.com, it was a part number WB44X10013, according to the number on the outside of the box it came in anyways..... Just about everything was wrong, the shape of it, the plate on the back, and the connections. I even had to bend the burner a little to get it so it wouldn't touch the sides of the oven box. No sense in trying to send it back, I've had it down cellar since 2006 and I won't be able to find the receipt I'm sure. By the time this thing burns out again, I'll most likely have to replace the range, it is a 1997 unit. Still nothing from GE, I guess they aren't in any hurry...

    Toni

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    Still nothing from GE, I guess they aren't in any hurry...


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