Wall Oven Wire Replacement?
I have a 1968 Whirlpool built in oven, model rle2588, and the wire going to the heating element melted. What type of wire is needed to pig tail to the wire nut? I assume I need a special wire nut as well. I measured the resistance in the element and it was about 13 ohms. Do you know what it should be? Do I also need a special female connector to connect to the element? The one on the other side looks standard without any insulation.
Asked By: Owen H - 5/15/2008
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I'd say you got a lot of good use out of a 1968 oven; time to admit defeat and buy a new one... More
Answered By: Electrical Inspector - 5/15/2008
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stoves and oven use a special heat resistant wire. you can probably get some and also the terminals at an appliance parts store. Best you take the old with you so you can match it up exactly.
Answered By: marvin A - 5/15/2008
The wire directly to the heating element is special high temperature wire. I'd find out why it melted before trying to reconnect the element.
Answered By: Irv S - 5/15/2008
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