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Top heating element will not come on. The bottom one still comes on. Do I need a new one?

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It's best to have a service rep do an electrical test done on the unit. Could be a wiring issue.

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Do you have any cuts, holes or "shorting" or tin-foil/aluminum around your bottom bake heat-element? If so, you may need to replace the baking Heat Element. (Ensure you do not use aluminum foil around your heat element to prevent your oven from getting dirty)

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