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Oven not working

The oven on my GE stove is not working at all, the elements on top work but the oven does not bake or broil. The red indicator turns on when you turn the power on to the oven were it says true temp but nothing happens. What could this be?

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  • Anonymous Mar 01, 2009

    bottom element does not heat. no power to element.top element is working.

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Sounds very much like the thermostat has failed and needs replacing.

A job for a qualified engineer I'm afraid.

Posted on Feb 26, 2009

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