Range Element Receptacle Burnout

Old 04-23-09, 10:51 AM
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Range Element Receptacle Burnout

I am experiencing a large amount of rang element receptacles burning out (a mixture of brands) Is this a common problem, or can it be linked with the type of cooking my residents do?
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Maybe people remove elements to clean and do not engage properly or fully.

Also, once pitting develops in either the end of the element or the recepticle, it affects the other, so they both pit, and this causes poor conductiivty, and more heat at those connections, hastening their demise, to each component.

Check plug-in ends of elements and see if they too are getting shot. Sometimes, to save a buck, you can file or otherwise clean up those ends to a better condtion than you find them, and get by for a while longer. As an aside, I do this a lot (over many years experinece), and do not have to come back to replace them.

And luckily the recepticles are fairly cheap and install easily if you have ever done them before. Not so cheap if you have to pay appliance person to come out.

If the receiving action feels loose, upon insertion of element, then you should really replace the recepticle. They can also be visually inspected quite well. On bad ones, the receiving metal gets wasted away, almost the way that rust affects a car.

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