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OVEN DOES NOT FULLY HEAT

LOWER ELEMENT DOES NOT GLOW ORANGE BUT WILL HEAT TO ~160 DEGREES...CAN ONE TEST THE ELEMENT TO SEE IF IT HAS FAILED??

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Assuming that we are talking about an electric range, lower element not glowing, you can check the element for continuity, froim behind. its either pass or fail. beaware to shut off power wires live all the time

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