How to Replace an Oven Power Cord How to Replace an Oven Power Cord
Replacing your oven power cord is something that everyone should be able to do. The power cord is usually hard wearing, and does not often have to be replaced before the rest of the oven, but it may be damaged by building works, or just need to be replaced. If you have an oven power cord which does need replacing, for example if it has developed a fault, then this is not that difficult to do. You can have someone come into your home and replace the oven power cord for you, but if you are reasonably competent with a screwdriver, you should have absolutely no problem in changing the power cord yourself. Getting this job done doesn’t need the assistance of a professional if you have some basic home improvement skills. All you have to do is follow a few simple guidelines to get the job done quickly and easily.
Step 1 – Turn off the Oven
The first step is to make sure that the electrical supply to your oven is turned off. You can quickly do this by removing the circuit breaker in the mains which supplies power to your oven. This is not necessarily the one which powers the rest of the kitchen, so make sure that the power is dead before you proceed. You should also disconnect the power plug, just as an additional precaution.
Step 2 – Remove the Power Cord
Next you will have to take out the power cord. Unscrew the panel in which the power cord is sitting, and then remove the panel completely. You will now need to remove the wires of the power cord. Use safety gloves at this point in order to safeguard your hands. Unscrew the connections which hold the power cord to the oven, these should be fairly obvious, and then gently pull out the cord until you can see the electrical wiring. Take off the power cord, and then discard it.
Step 3 – Replacing the Power Cord
Once that is completed, you will have to add your new power cord. You should have purchased the cord with the correct manufacturer's number, as would be named in the oven's manual. Most local stores which sell ovens will be able to provide a new power cord should you need one. Screw the power cord into the rest of the wiring, and then tighten it into place using the pliers. You should then place the panel back around the power cord and screw this into place using the screwdriver.
Step 4 – Finishing
Before you finish the project you will have to check that the oven is still working correctly. Plug the oven back into the wall, and turn the circuit breaker back to power. You should then warm the oven, leaving the door open so that you can see the element heating up. You can place your hand near the element while the heat is increasing. once the element is warm, turn off the oven until you need it.