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Simpson Evolution 808 oven made in Australia in 2000. Almost all ovens made in Australia by Electrolux (Westinghouse, Simpson, Chef, etc) in the last decade or so use a very similar design so this instruction will suit.

I was half way through cooking a pizza when my safety switch tripped off the power to my house. I flicked it back on and all seemed fine ... until I came back to check on my pizza. The oven temp had dropped to almost nothing even though the fan and oven light were still working. So rather than buy a new oven I figured I could fix it.

All I needed was a phillips screw driver, a small hex socket drive and an 8mm spanner.

1. Turn off the mains at the switch board. There might be a switch near the oven or stove too, turn that off as well. Check that the power is off!
2. Remove the screws holding the oven to the cupboards. Mine was held in by 4 timber screws on the edge.
3. Slide the oven out of the wall. I used a small table to support it.
4. Remove the hex drive screws that hold the top lid on.
5. Using a trusted multimeter CHECK THAT POWER IS OFF! There are now exposed power terminals.
6. Undo the supply power terminals and remove the cable. I taped mine up.
7. Remove the back cover - more hex screws.
8. Pull the spade terminals off the heater element.
8. Inside the oven remove the shelves and side racks. They pop off the wall.
9. Pull the rear fan shield towards you. It should pop out at the top and then lift off 2 small tabs.
10. Remove the phillips screw at the bottom of the heater element.
11. Remove the 2 spring clips.
12. The element can now slide down and towards you.
13. Replace the element and put it all back together in reverse order.

I bought my spare element for $66 from Statewide Appliances. They said it was an extremely common part shared by lots of ovens.

Hope that helps.

Step 1:

1. Turn off the mains at the switch board. There might be a switch near the oven or stove too, turn that off as well. Check that the power is off!
2. Remove the screws holding the oven to the cupboards. Mine was held in by 4 timber screws on the edge.
3. Slide the oven out of the wall. I used a small table to support it.
<p>Thanks for the info, but for us silly peeps who forgot to note which wire goes where into the new element. Could anyone point me in the right direction? New element has 3 points but there is only 2 wires? It must matter as now when we try the new element its just on permanently... any assistance would be greatly appreciated. </p>
The earth wire (green and yellow) goes to the surround of the element. The other 2 wires go to each end of the element and don't matter which way around. Because it's a resistive load there is no polarity. <br>If the element stays on permanently (even when the knob is turned off) then something is wrong and you might have a broken control switch or a pinched wire somewhere. <br>If things aren't going right then it might be time to call an appliance repairer because things are getting dangerous. <br>Good luck
<p>We also changed the thermostat at the same time which was not hard for those who follow a wiring diagram ok. We thought we may as well while it was out of the wall.</p>
<p>Thank you very much. Your instructions worked well on a Simpson 808W Esprit wall oven. All back up and running now.</p>
<p>It seems like people are having success wiggling the cables into the oven rather than taking the back off. I guess just be careful you don't damage the cable insulation or pull cables into the fan motor. </p><p>I'm glad these instructions are helping people!</p>
<p>Thanks heaps, these instructions worked perfectly! I also just niggled the element out rather than undoing from back and found it easier than I thought it would be.</p><p>And again... it was cooking PIZZA!!!!... still worth it, delicious!</p>
This is unbelievable! I was just doing a search on how to replace this exact same element and here it is on good old Instructables! <br> <br>I wasn't sure how to get those clips off and didn't want to break something - you showed me that and I found that there is enough slack on the wires to pull them off inside the oven so I don't have to pull the oven out - which is good (unless there is a sting in the tail when I come to replace the element - just off to get it now). <br> <br>Now, I know you won't believe this but I swear it is true, *I* was cooking a pizza when it blew - I make my own with lebanese bread, pizza cheese, pepperoni, mushrooms, sometimes a bit of bacon whatever. <br> <br>Well you certainly get my 5 stars - and I officially owe you a beer (or whatever your drink is). <br> <br>Thanks heaps.
BTW I got the element for $35 - I was quoted something like $77 from electrolux - and if I had a service man do it I would have been up for well over $200. So again - thanks.

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