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How to Replace a Grill Element in an Electric Oven - Diplomat Published 11/08/2010

If your grill element is blown, it may not turn on at all, or it may have uneven spots and patches while in use. Watch eSpares show you how to replace the grill element on a Diplomat electric oven.

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Hi, I'm Rory from eSpares, and in this video I'm going to show you how to replace the grill element on this fitted electric cooker.

Now I'm going to be working on a Diplomat ADP cooker, but you'll find that the process is pretty similar for all fitted electric combination ovens. Now, this is a grill element, you'll know if yours is broken if it's not coming on at all or if you can see bright spots or uneven patches when it is in use.

Now some grill elements are fitted from the inside of the oven. This will mean you'll just be able to remove screws from here and replace with the new one, so it's pretty easy to do. However, on this Diplomat ADP 3101, the grill element is fitted from the back so what I'm going to need to do is remove the whole oven from its unit.

Safety first, always make sure that your cooker is switched off at the wall.

As you can see, in this kitchen, the switch is here. Yours might be underneath the cooker or it could be in a cupboard, but just do make sure that your oven is switched off before you get to work. Similarly, if you are not 100% confident with fitting this yourself, do contact a qualified technician to do it for you.

But, what I'm going to do first is just remove these shelves and shelf supports from the oven. Ok, now I've removed the shelves and shelf supports from the oven, I need to remove the door. To do this, I'm just going to pull up these latches which sit on the hinge, there you go, and do it on the other side as well and now, I just need to go to lift the door up like this and it should just come away, there we go.

Ok, now I've removed the oven door, I'm going to remove the whole oven from its unit. Now, you may need to unscrew yours but I'm just going to lift mine straight out. Now, you must do this carefully because you don't want the flex to come out off the back of the oven. So I'm just going to lift mine up like that and carefully place it on the floor, there we go.

Now, I'm going to remove the top panels and the back panel from the oven, I'm going to need a Torx Head Screwdriver to do this. Ok, now I've got access to the back of the oven, I'm just going to pull the insulation away here and now I can see the back of my grill element.

What I'm going to do first is take a picture of how this is wired so I know exactly how to rewire it when I put the new grill element in. Now, I'm just going to use pliers to remove the wires, there we go. Now, with my Torx Head Screwdriver, I'm just going to remove the two screws. Ok, now I can take my old element out and put my new one in, making sure that it's the right way round, there we go. Ok, now I need to screw in and rewire the new element, there we go. Now I just need to put everything back together the way I took it apart.

Ok, now I'm going to fit the door back on and we need to make sure that this slot on the hinge sits perfectly onto the hole in the main part of the oven. Once the door's back on, I just need to flip both these latches back over so I can close the door. There you go, one grill element changed on a Diplomat cooker. It can be quite time consuming because you've got to take the oven out of the unit, but you'll get there in the end.

Thanks for watching.

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