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Oven element burning without being turned on

We smelled something and found the electric heating element red hot and burning without the oven dial turned on . do you think the element can be replaced to fix the problem ?

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    My hotpoint oven won't turn off. What can we do to turn it off besides turn off the gas which makes the stove top inoperable?

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No the element, but the thermostat that turns it on, you see the thermostat works like a light switch on the wall for the house lights, it's what turns it on and off.

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