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Oven does not heat up beyond 240 degrees, which takes a long time

The top coil is the only one that is heating...the lower coil does not heat up at all.
Please help me know what to do to fix...the unit otherwise is working fine.

Thank you,
Chris

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  • cbbratton Jan 28, 2009

    Thank you!...so as I was removing the lower coil to expose the element (?) a huge spark? shot out and scared the **** out of me. What was that? Are the elements what I see attached at the end of the coil - at least on one side the other side is burnt off?

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You have either a burned our lower element or a wire has burned off at the terminal for that element. The good news is that the lower element is cheaper.

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    Bill Dickerson Jan 29, 2009

    You have touched the end of the element to the metal frame. Turn off the breaker first, then remove the element and take it to a Lowe's or an appliance place to replace it. However, you may have only a wire burned off. If you do, then replace the end conecter with a stainless steel one and not an aluminum one. The aluminum one does not stand up to heat very well. If replacing the connecter is not the problem then you willneed to replace the element. You probably tripped a breaker when you pulled the element out to start with. Always turn off the breaker when working with electricity. I always do and i have been working around it for 30 years.

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