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Oven element has small area that is glowing red when the oven is turned off. the area that is glowing red has a crack in it. is this just a damaged element or is the switch going bad

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Hi, It is a bad element. There is also a change the element cause the switch to short out too.
Is this a top burner or the bake element?
If it glowing while the power is off at the switch, check and see if part of the element is grounding against the stove.
I hope this helps. Please let me know if I can assist you further.

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