How to Replace a Maytag Bake Element

Maytag ranges have two heating elements inside of the oven cavity: a bake element and a broil element. The bake element is located on the bottom of the oven and provides heat when the appliance is in "Bake" mode. The broil element is located at the top of the oven so that it can brown food while broiling. If your bake element stops working, it easily can be replaced.

Step 1

Turn off the oven breaker in your fuse box and ensure that the oven is completely cool.

Step 2

Remove the oven racks. Pull the racks toward you until you reach the rack-stop. Lift up on the rack and pull it out of the oven.

Step 3

Unscrew the screws on each end of the bake element.

Step 4

Pull the element away from the oven wall. As you pull the element, the wires connected to it will extend from holes in the oven wall. Pull the element far enough out that you can disconnect the wires, but make sure they do not fall back behind the oven wall. Disconnect the wires by pulling them off of the element terminals.

Step 5

Remove the old element.

Step 6

Insert the new element and connect the wires to each end.

Step 7

Push the element against the rear oven wall, ensuring that the wires fall through the holes and behind the oven wall.

Step 8

Secure the element to the oven using the screws that originally were removed. Restore power to the oven.