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How to Change a Cooker Grill Element (Compatible Part) Published 05/02/2016

If your grill element has failed or is faulty you can replace it with the manufacturer’s original part. Alternatively eSpares may be able to supply a 'Universal' part that matches exactly the original as an economical alternative.

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Video Transcript

Hi I'm Mat from eSpares. In this video I'll show you how to replace a grill element on a cooker.

At eSpares we stock a number of original grill elements for cookers.

However, if your cooker is old and the part is no longer available or you want a more competitively priced alternative then a universal grill element is for you.

However do check the measurements and fitting instructions before purchasing on our website.

Safety first: Always unplug an appliance before carrying out any work.

The next thing I need to do is to open the oven door to remove any shelves that may be in the way. You can remove these entirely, but I'll just put them at the lower part of the oven.

On your cooker you may well be able to unscrew the grill element from inside.

However on this model the grill element is screwed in from the back of the machine so I have to unscrew the access panel to get to the grill element.

Here we can see the electrical connections to the grill element terminals and also the two screws that hold the element in place.

I'm just going to take a photograph of the electrical arrangement to make sure I put them back in the right place.

Then I can disconnect the electrical connections and unscrew the grill element.

With the screws removed I can now lift out the grill element which is now only held in place by the support bar going right the way across. Just lift that off the catches and take the grill element out.

I can now put in the new grill element making sure that the chrome support bar goes into the right position.

With the grill element in place I can now reattach it to the cabinet.

One screw first to hold the element in position and then I can use my photograph of the electrical connections to reconnect them in the correct way.

Reconnect the thermal cut out to the last lead and then put the last screw in place.

With the grill element firmly in place I can now return the back of the cooker and re-screw it.

So there we are, one grill element fitted to this cooker.

Spares and accessories for cookers as well as all other appliances can be found on the eSpares website.

Thanks for watching.

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