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GE Spectra oven heating element gets hot on its own, without turning oven on.

Just replaced a heating element on a GE Spectra Oven. Now, when the breaker is turned back on, the heating element gets hot on its own, without turning the oven on. Top of the stove works fine.

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Sounds like you have your wires crossed

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It sounds like you are missing part of your input voltage.

I would take a voltage reading at the receptacle and confirm you are reading 220-240VAC. Some homes have the 220 service receptacles wired up with two 120 volt breakers to make up your 220 service. If your home is configured this way, you may have one of the breakers tripped. Or, the receptacle itself may be bad. If you confirm you have the correct voltage at the receptacle, your power cord may be bad.

The reason the clock and display will still appear to work is because the clock only uses 110-120VAC and is tapped off the source voltage. The surface burners and the oven heating elements, however, require the full 220 service.

If you are confused by this explanation, please post back and let me know. Hopefully, this is a problem that will not require any parts or a service call. If the power cord is bad, you can purchase a replacement at any hardware store. I hope this information is helpful.

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Remove the heating element and inspect them for a bulge or break. If you seen any bulge or burnt spot the element is defective. Normally they are held in place with one or two screws you remove end then pull the element out. If they look good then check for continuity with an ohm meter. Set the ohm meter to 1000 ohms and place red probe one one end and black probe on other end. If the meter does not move then the element is defective and must be replaced.

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