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Oven heating on bake

When turning oven on bake, are both top and bottom elements suppose to go on or is the top one strictly only heat up for broiling?

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Yes both elemnts do initially come on to get unit up to temp ( a bake boost) the lower elemnt then cycles on/off to maintain temp.. that is normal operation

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