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I have had my Tricity Bendix oven for around 10 years. It is quite a reliable old thing so I would not like to part with it. During the time I have owned it I have had to replace certain parts. Namely the main oven element (1), main oven door glass (1), bulbs (4), oven seals (1), bulb cover (1) and the grill element (2). Despite all these replacement parts I find it is still more economical to repair then replace.
I have not had much luck with the grill element but happily it is easy to replace. After much scouting around and obtaining quotes I settled on ordering my new grill element from www.espares.co.uk. It did take a little effort as spares for my cooker are getting harder to find but I soon matched up my name brand and serial number to an element on the web site and with little effort I was awaiting my order.
My previous grill elements expired due to foil getting wrapped around the element and causing the element to explode and a careless daughter hitting the element with the grill pan and cracking the element.
When the element arrived I presented it to my other half to install. He is an enthusiastic amateur when it comes to working with electrics, but I trust him fully to replace the grill element as all it needs is a bit of common sense but if you are unsure then I would advise paying a qualified repair man to install it for you.
First of all the power needs turning off to the cooker and then the screws holding the element to be replaced need undoing. Then the back needs removing from the oven so access to the connectors for the grill can be gained. Unclip the four connectors and the grill element is loose and can be removed from the front. Then slide the new grill element into place and screw in to position. Then reconnect the connectors in the correct order, replace the back of the oven, turn on the power and test out the new grill element.
The element will smoke a little as it first heats up; this is only to be expected due to the manufacturing process.
I am very happy with this replacement element. It arrived well packaged and in good time. Although there were no fitting instructions or screws included with the element it was easy to swap over and use the screws from the damaged element. It heats up just as quickly as the previous element and I can see me getting plenty of years from this one. This is a replacement element manufactured by Electrolux and it is the same pattern as my original element, it looks and feels well made and as it is a proper part it fits easily with no problems.
The element cost me less than £35 including postage from www.espares.co.uk
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