C970-600132 Kenmore Elite double oven range - lift up the panels that hide/cover the bake elements

edee_em

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Model C970-600132 (Canadian market, Frigidaire build). I would like to lift up the panels that hide/cover the bake elements. I've looked high and low for some screws or other way of releasing the panels but I can't find any. Any thoughts on how to get those panels up or are they meant to stay in place? Thanks
 

jeff1

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Hi,

A copy:

Hidden bake element for the upper oven:
1. Disconnect power to the circuit breaker or fuse box.
2. Remove the center trim. You may use a flat screwdriver in order
to pull the center trim out.
3. Remove the door lock assembly.
4. Using a pair of long nose pliers and a screwdriver, remove the
cutter pin and the screw which are holding the through hidden
bake element service panel in place (under the oven liner).
5. Disconnect the two bake element wires.
6. Slide the through hidden bake service panel and element out of
its operational emplacement.
7. Connect the new bake element.
8. Replace the bake element in its operational emplacement.
9. Fasten the bracket with the screw and replace the cutter pin.
10. Replace the door lock assembly.
11. Replace the center trim.

Hidden bake element for the lower oven:
Disconnect power to the circuit breaker or fuse box.
2. Remove the lower decorative trim (2 screws).
3. Remove the 2 screws which are holding the service
panel in place.
4. Place the service panel on the floor.
5. Disconnect the bake element and take out the service
The steps below are to follow in order to replace the hidden bake element.
TRUE HIDDEN BAKE ELEMENT REMOVAL - LOWER OVEN
panel.
6. Remove the 2 screws and the bracket which hold the
bake element.
7. Replace the bake element.
8. Fasten the bracket with the 2 screws.
9. Connect the bake element.
10. Insert the service panel into the opening under the
cavity. Make sure that the rear side of the service panel
enters the opening and the bake element wires are
inserted properly back in place.
11. Raise the service panel and fasten it with the 2 screws.
12. Put back the lower trim.

jeff.
 

edee_em

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Thanks for the detailed info Jeff. Very much appreciated!! I do have a question as I am a newb to this kind of repair. First, what/where is the "center trim" you refer to in step 2 of top oven instructions? Good to hear from a fellow Ontarian!
 

jeff1

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Should be the piece between the ovens on the front and just under the lower oven at the front.
LINK> Parts breakdown.

Both Dan O and myself are from the Great White North.

jeff.
 
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