The GE Profile electric oven contains a broiler element inside at the top for cooking foods quickly under high heat. If the element burns out, the part must be unplugged and replaced before you can broil again. Defective elements often have obvious signs of scorching or cracks. Test the part with a multimeter before replacing to verify the element is bad. An internal wiring problem should be handled by a professional repair technician.
Things You'll Need
Turn off the circuit breaker that controls electricity to the GE oven.
Open the GE Profile oven door to slide out the two wire racks inside.
Remove the screws in the metal bracket that holds the broiler element to the upper back wall of the Profile, using a screwdriver. Pull the part straight back to unplug it from the oven.
Dial your multimeter to the ohms setting and touch the two wires on the end to the two metal points on the broiler element. A zero or infinite ohms reading means the broiler is bad.
Push in the points on the new element into the two holes in the socket on the back wall of the GE Profile. Insert the screws through the holes in the broiler bracket and tighten with the screwdriver to secure the part.
Replace the racks and shut the Profile door.
Switch on the breaker to restore electricity.
Tips & Warnings
- Buy a replacement broiler element from GE online using the model number of your particular oven, or take the old part to an appliance or hardware store for a replacement.