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The bake element
is the heating element that is found at the bottom of the oven. Most electric ovens use both the bake element and the broil element in a bake cycle, with the bake element performing 90% of the heating. If the bake element isn't working, the oven may not heat. To help determine if the bake element is defective you should first do a visual check. If the element is blistered or separated then it should be replaced. If the element appears to look normal, then turn the oven on to a bake function for a minute and then turn it off.
Check the element for signs of heating and if it is still cold then it may be defective. Disconnect the power and then remove the back panel. First check the wires as they may have become loose or corroded. If the element appears to be fine visually, test it for continuity with a multi-meter. If the element is burned or no longer has continuity, it will need to be replaced.
Hello and sorry to hear about your problem. It sounds like your oven heat element is burned out or your oven control knob is defective. these are the only 2 issues that can happen 90% of the time, or a broken or worn wire someplace.
I suggest you can in a service person. If you live in the Denver Co area, I can help you.
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i would know them if i were looking at it but hope this helps
line at top - top element only
line at bottom - bottom element only
line at top and bottom - conventional oven ie top and bottom elements on
wavy line - grill element
pic of fan - fan only with no heat
pic of fan with a line as well - fan oven
youi may not have all of these depending on oven.
best to use i find is fan oven - i do a lot of cooking!
only thing i could say here is replace the control or clock its real name is an eoc electronic oven control now the part is under a five year warrenty but you have to pay labor and use some one that is authorized for ge warrenty work check your owners manuel for second to five year warrenty and go to ge web site to locate servicer in your area http://www.geappliances.com/service_and_support/service/
I was wrong (I think). the baking element probably was burnt out as the repairman said. He replaced it and I thought selfclean still wasn't working. In fact, I think I just had to give the self-clean function more time. Also, I was judging by smell. We have become used to a bad odor during self clean which was missing when it was broken and still missing after the repair. Bottom line, the oven was clean after the baking element was replaced, sans smell.
if you feel through the insulation you can find the two wires that attach to the element pull them through to plug the element back on but there is no plug per say but first are you sure the element is good were there no wires on the element when you removed it should have been two spade connectors with wires on them attached to the element hold my rating till you reply