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My top oven for my built in oven GE model JKP38G. the broiler works but not the lower heating element. It looks like a wire is not hooked up correctly

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Did it ever work before? If so, you may have a burnt out
element. If not, does the top element get cherry red?
If it does, then you may need to replace the upper/ lower
element selector switch on this unit

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