the old and the new

My oven over the past year has been making this fabulous clicking noise when it is on.  I just figured it was on it’s last leg and eventually I would get a new oven!!

IMG_20131120_084012Well the time came.  Monday night I was cooking some apple crisps to take with me to work and they just weren’t baking well.  I thought that this was the end.  Then, Tuesday after work, I put our dinner in the oven, set the delay timer to come on at 7:20 and left the house.  We came home to find a stone cold oven.  Good thing we picked up pizza on the way home.  =)

Tuesday, Mike walked me through checking the lower bake element to see whether it was conducting any electricity.  Nothing.  So I called the local parts store and they had a lower bake element in stock!! And it was cheaper than online!  I picked it up.

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When I got home from work, I quickly got to work with the square tipped screw driver and took the back panel off and installed the new element!!!  And it worked! And it wasn’t too difficult.  So, no new oven to me, but a 30$ repair to the existing oven makes this money saving lady very very happy!

And now we have a pretty clean oven =)  Because the first thing you “bake” with a new element, is the crud left in the oven.

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