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  • Anonymous Dec 15, 2008

    My bake feature does not work properly. I replaced the bake element and the oven sensor. It takes forever to even reach 230 degrees. What else could it be?

  • Steve Bachman
    Steve Bachman Feb 16, 2009

    I had one of these burn out. It took a week to get the replacement from Avanti. Two months later the replacement burnt out. WTF?

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Could be that the element is burnt out check for continuity or the oven control is not working you have to check that for power comming to the element

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