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Can't find the fuse for the oven

Hi. The oven in my tenants flat stopped working. The hotplates are still fine. I assume it's a fuse that's blown but can't seem to find a fuse anywhere... It's a KIC electric oven (no model number or anything that i can see) Any idea where i can find the fuse?!

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I doubt this is a fuse problem. Could be the heating element has failed.

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