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Oven/Broiler fails th heat

Pretty simple. Select Bake, set temp and oven does not heat. Broiler does not heat.

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Re: Oven/Broiler fails th heat

Sounds like a bimetal switch is blown. first I would check SWITCH LIMIT BIMETAL next the LIMIT SWITCH-UPPER(LOCK) Too check them first trip the breaker so you don't have power to the oven, then you will have to take the oven out of the remove the top cover. then in the center-front there are two round bimetal switchs with two wires coming out of them..remove the wires and check them with an ohm meter both should have continuity across them ...if no continuity you have a bad switch. let me know what you find out..

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