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The bottom element in my oven will turn off within 3 seconds of setting the oven to bake. after about 2 minutes power will turn on but will turn off within 3 seconds or so. Other elements ok.

That is it. using a multi meter to check

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I would check and suspect ur oven safety valve and ur temperature sensor in the oven

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