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The bottom element stopped working on my stove. The element when tested is still good. The broil element still works and there are no error codes showing. The stove is a Frigidaire PGLEF385C02 made in Feb.05 thank you

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If the element is good then the problem must be the thermostat /switch is not working (a common fault) or you have a wiring fault which is rare. Check out the thermostat/switch controlling the bottom element and replace if necessary.

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