Electrical Wiring in the Home/Replacing a bake element

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We have an older oven (late 80s probably), and I need to replace the bake element. I ordered the part from Walmart, because they carried an "Exact Replacement" brand item at about 1/3 the price. Well, it is not exactly the same. it has about 1" wider spacing of the terminals on either side, and the shape is a larger W shape. But, It will fit in our oven, and I think if we hook up the terminals, we can get the two ends to stay in place. The wattage id 2400 vs 2800 on the manufacturer part. Is this a bad plan? Are we in danger of starting a fire? Or is this okay as long as everything connects well and fits back in the terminal housing, and the element isn't touching the sides or bottom of the oven?

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April
As long as the wattage is lower you will be ok you may have to increase your baking times as the oven may not hot enough as fast. As long as it fits and still can be installed in the same brackets and in the terminals you would be ok,where if it was a bigger element then you may have a problem.
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