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Oven will not heat past 300 degrees (on bake command)

Noticed that when I bake the temp takes a good 40 minutes to reach 300 degrees...it also doesn't beep when it reaches the temperature - I cannot get it to heat up higher than that..the Broil works fine. is it possible that the bottom coil needs to be replaced?

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Remove the bottom plate on the stove which is likely help in place by a couple of bolts at the back. Remove the plate & inspect the bake element underneath. It is probably melted or broken in some area. It it does need replacing unplug the stove from the wall & remove one of the back panels at the back of the stove which access the wiring at this height on the stove. Disconnect the element.
Installation of new element is the same but in reverse.
Good luck!

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