I have an old Crosley SDD-1 range that is in need of a replacement Nicrome broil element wire. The carrier and insulators are in good condition but of course the wire is burned out. It is 2600 watts at 220 V.
If anyone could tell me where to check for this rare item I would appreciate it.
Your broil element is unshielded conductor connected to 220V; modern elements are a grounded tube with ceramic fill around the internal (nichrome) element. Try to get a modern element instead of replacing the old one. It's safer.
Actually i had thought of doing that but there is a real problem in mounting a modern kulrod element the oven uses a slide in pan thatcontains the insulators and the element socket is totally incompatable. To mount a modern replacement I'd have to drill holes in the oven wall and that is a fatal fail on enameled walls. Also the element front support would be problematic since there is no mounting points available.
Not a really good solution available that I can find.
If you should touch the wire and touch the grounded chassis at the same time.
New elements are literally a center conductor, surrounded with insulation (ceramic) encased inside a metal tube that is grounded. As long as the ceramic does not leak out, virtually an impossibility, there is no way for the 22oV to reach the human being using the over. Ther ceramic insulator is also why you should no bend suach a preformed oven elelment.
No Bob replacing the element with a modern one does not involve any grounding problems nor wireing problems.
The problem in trying to do this is that the ceramic socket will not accept any modern element and would need replacing if possible to find one. Also there is no available mounting bracket to support the element and it must be supported since it is the upper broil element not the bottom bake element.
I wish I could find a one of the old terminal conversion kits and a universal replacement element that used to be available for these ranges. But since the old helpful couter men are now extinct thanks to the uncaring companies that could care less about helping anyone and only hire minimum wage know nothings that have little expertise beyond looking at a computer screen.
Thanks for the link, it's one I had not found. I have been looking at the various sources of prewound coils but have not really decided to go that way since custom coils are extremely expensive and the math to figure out total length vs wattage is quite daunting.