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Re: Bottom baking element remains on
From a consumer repair stand-point; I would inspect, test for continuity and or replace your oven bake heating element.
How to Replace an Oven Bake Heat Element: While ensuring power off when servicing; Remove (2) mounting screws and slowly back-out the element about 3" or so. Then, disconnect and remove wires located on each side of heat element; re-install new element.
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Where I live now I'm on Natural Gas, but in the past I've had electric stove/ovens. Based on my best recall the situation you describe is NOT abnormal.
When in the Broil mode, the Bake element is NOT on, but the Broil element is on FULL-bore to provide that strong radiant heat required for the Broiling process, AND for the good browning /crusting of the product being Broiled!!!!!
On the other hand, when Baking, not broiling, IF the Broiling element were on high it would provide too much radiant heat to the top of the product being Baked, and would burn the top.
While Baking, by energizing the Broil element in a lower power setting, the Baking process is enhanced with more heat by the assistance of the Broiler element, BUT without the hazard of burning on the top!!!!!
Take a look at the element ( the "tube" inside the oven that glows red hot when the oven is turned on). If the element is burned out it will not be hot and glowing. You may have a loose connection to the element but most likely it is burned out and needs replacing. Our stove is 27 years old and I have had to replace top or bottom elements every 6 years or so. I just bought a replacement element at Canadian Tire in Calgary for about $34. Just undo the 2 screws around the element and attach the new element to the old wires. Good Luck -I hope this works for you
HI. You can Expect resistance in the range of 20 to 40 ohms. Infinite or kilo-ohm resistance usually indicates a bad element and it should be replaced.
This easiest test you can do is to turn on the oven and observe the heating element. If it glows red, the element is working. When baking, the broiling element may come on to assist with preheating or to maintain the oven temperature. When set to bake, if the broiler comes on, but the baking element does not, the likely cause is a burned out baking element.
NOTE- The element may have small holes and bubbles on the coils as well. This is a sign of a burned out element. Test the element connectors as well.
Hi, It is a bad element. There is also a change the element cause the switch to short out too.
Is this a top burner or the bake element?
If it glowing while the power is off at the switch, check and see if part of the element is grounding against the stove.
I hope this helps. Please let me know if I can assist you further.
When the food you're baking is done on top but not on the bottom--or when baking just takes far too long to finish--the bake element may be burned out.
You may get fooled into thinking it's working, because the oven is hot inside. But many electric ovens use the broil element, too, during the preheat and bake cycles. So the food may be getting heated only by the broil element, which causes poor baking results.
If the bake element is burned out, replacing it should solve the problem. Otherwise, you need to further troubleshoot the oven's electrical system to locate the defective wire or component.
can you see lower (bake) element or is it hidden(under the oven floor). a visual inspection of elemnet is usually all that is required to determine if its good or not, It will have a "burn out" in it perhaps a plume of white soot around damaged area.in which case you will need to replace the element. simple enough 2screws and 2 wires part number 74010750.. if it is a "hidden" bake elemnt the floor oh oven lifts rightup to reveal it."POWER MUST BE TURNED OFF!!!!!!!! IT IS A CONSTSANTLY LIVE ELEMENT!!!!!!!!!!!!
What do you mean by, "properly"? Is it heating or not at all? Is it not hot enough, or too hot? Upper element is for broil. It may come on briefly during bake, but usually at half power. It doesn't glow red. Does the bottom element glow red? If not, inspect lower element, which is the bake element, for pits and rough spots. These may be signs of failure. UNPLUG STOVE!! Remove bake element and check for continuity. If it shows open, replace. You can probably take to parts store and they can test it for you.