My broil element has never worked in my oven. I moved into this house 11 years ago, and the oven is probably the original one with the house (it's an olive green tappan electric!). I finally decided to look at why the broiler didn't work and the element was clearly toasted. A multimeter showed no continuity.
I looked around online and found a replacement element, and it looks identical to the one I removed (minus the burned out part) and checked it with a multimeter also (29 ohms) so I thought I was good to go, except they have different connectors. Here is the original:
And here is the replacement:
I am okay soldering and putting new ends on wires. Would I be okay changing the connector on the wires? Would they need any kind of ceramic coating for being in an oven?
Also the wires connecting to the element look tired. I don't necessarily want to replace the oven right now as we are saving to redo the whole kitchen and don't know what kind we want to go with. Are these okay? Should I take the oven out and replace the wires from the back? Thanks for anyone and everyone's help.