Replacing a burner element on a Maytag Gemini stove can typically be done quickly and easily by the owner without the necessity for a support professional. The repair can usually be completed in less than thirty minutes. After obtaining the appropriate part for your particular model, the procedure can be achieved with a Phillips screwdriver. Needle-nose pliers may also assist when removing the cable links. Fundamental mechanical and electrical knowledge is all that is necessary to complete the repair properly and securely.
Disconnect power to the cooker by unplugging it or by closing the breaker off at the electric panel. Verify that power is off by visually checking that the lights are off on the control panel. If you are aware that a burner has been working properly, turning the burner control to the “On” position and checking for heat will further affirm that electricity is off into the cooker. Turn the burner control back to the position.
Open the oven door and use the Phillips head screwdriver to remove the two screws that secure the stove top to the framework. There will be one screw at each side on the surface of the door frame.
Lift up slightly on the front part of the stove top and slide the top toward you a couple of inches.
Disconnect the two wiring harnesses at the back of the stove. Keep in mind their alignment or mark them with a felt tip pen for correct reassembly.
Lift the top off the cooker and set it on a secure flat surface with the underside up.
Remove the wires from the burner element. You may need a pair of needle-nose pliers to pull the links apart. Keep in mind their alignment or mark them with a felt tip pen. Connect the wires into the brand new burner; they need to fit snugly. You can also remove one cable at a time and connect it into the new burner to ensure a suitable connection.
Remove the two clips and screws that fasten the old burner into the underside of the cooker top. Put in the new burner in the exact same place as the old one and secure it using the two clips and screws.
Reinstall the cooker top by reversing the sequence of the previous measures and reconnect power to the cooker.