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This weekend, my husband was trying to broil food in our oven. He noticed fire coming from the upper broiling/heating element. We believe that the problem was specific to the broiling element. We have bought and replaced the heating element. I am wondering if the top heating element only is used for broiling or for everyday oven heating/baking. Should we be more concerned that the fire was electric in nature?

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It is very common for elements to "catch fire" when they fail. It is really electical arching. But to answer your question you shouldnt be concerned if it ever happens to the bottom element immediatly kill the breaker it will stop instantly. dont use a fire extinguisher as it wont stop the arching. And most ovens do use the upper broil element for baking for very short intervals like 10secs on every minute or so to brown the top of product. Some models (especially older builder line ) do not

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My Ge 30' free standing electric range smokes and is visibily burned on the outside of the storage drawer each time we use it. We had a service person in and they told us there was nothing they could do and that is on record within the warranty period. Please advise as i am tired of hearing about it from the wife.

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