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GE oven will bake but not broil

GE model JB50000w1. The top element won"t heat up. When the selector knob is turned to broil the power light on the top goes on so I think the switch is good. Is this definitley a bad element or should I look elsewhere first?

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I trhink more than likely you have a faulty element, you need to test wether you have power to the element with a voltage tester or meter

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