Re: ge stove bottom element not working (top working)
The bottom element has probably "blown" out. See if there is a small spot that looks like it exploded. It is similar to an extension cord getting warm and melting in a spot. The only answer is to obtain a new element.
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Most times it is easy to see a failed oven element. Their will bea hole or a welded mark somewhere on the element where a piece ofcheese fell on it and caused a hotspot. You can also check elementswith a meter or simply apply some wall current to them using a cheatercord to see if it gets warm. If the element gets warm that means itwill work and is not bad. If the element ain't coming on but you havechecked it out, of course then that would be the thermostat.
HEADS UP: When fooling with the stove always be sure the power isoff. Pull out the bottom drawer and most of the time you can unplug thepower cord without moving the stove. To make it easier to work on most stoves the oven door can beremoved. I set the door at the broil position and gently ease up on thedoor, remove it, and set it to the side.
If all the elements are dead, check for blown fuses/tripped circuit breakers.
There may be some in the range unit itself in addition to your electrical
If one element is completely dead on all heat settings, the control is
probably bad or there is a broken wire. If it is stuck on high for
all control settings or is erratic, the control is bad - replacements
are readily available and easily installed.
On ranges with push button heat selection, a pair of heating elements are
switched in various combinations across 120 and/or 240. If some heat
settings do not work, the most likely cause is that one of the heatings
elements is burnt out although a bad switch is also possible. Kill power
to the range and test the heating elements for continuity with resistance meter or multimeter.
For the lower baking element: Again, check for blown fuses in the oven or tripped circuit breakers. The remove any wiring to the bottom element and test for resistance. If you get no reading (or a very high resistance) then your element is dead.
oh bleep, right? well, if you're lucky this will get you going again. 1. disconnect power to range. 2. remove back metal cover just above range power cord (usually 5 quarter inch hex screws) 3. look for burnt off wire leading to/from bake element. If yes, 4. strip ends of broken wire and splice with ceramic wire nut if no 4. bad news. replace ERC (electronic range control) you fried something on the board. It's got the clock display and all the electronics behind it.
Sir, I think the top oelement is for broiling ONLY. It should not turn on when baking. The clicking may be the oven heating up.
How far apart were the oven temp instrument and the digital?
Don't expect them to match...they are inaccurate.
1. Heat water until it boils. Place digital therm in boiling water until it comes up to 212deg. If it is not at 212 in boiling water, record the error.(this gives a rough calibration to the digital)
2 Turn on oven, set to 350 deg, place digital therm on rack. Wait until oven reaches 350 (on stove) and read the digital. Note the difference between the two