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Broiler element Whirpool Accubake electric oven not working

The broiler (top) element on our 3 year old Whirlpool electric oven has stopped working. The bottom baking element is fine and everything else seems to be working OK. What are the most likely culprits and how do I check to see if they are the issue?

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  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2014

    I have a Whirlpool Range, model RF385PXGQ1. The broiler element stopped working years ago. I just replaced the broiler element today and it still does not work. What else can I try before putting money out to have a technician come out?

  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2014

    We have a Kenmore electric range. The broiler started on its own and would not turn off except at breaker. Will the oven work without the broiler element? Can we disassemble the broiler and the rest of the oven and stove top work?

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You need a new top element

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You can find the diagrams,schematics, and parts for your range at this site

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