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Wont' heat in broil or bake

I turn on the oven just like always and no heat from broiler or oven. Fan comes on , display shows pre-heat and timer counts down like usual. I checked the power to both burners and not getting any power to either. It makes some clicking noises internally(sounds that I have heard before), but no heat. Any ideas? I have basic electric troubleshooting skills and a multimeter. I would guess the main circuit board if I were guessing, but please give me instructions on other things to check or if there is a way to rule out the main board. Thanks! I have the Whirlpool GMC305 electric oven combination and am faced with the exact problem with the broil or bake elements not heating up.  The oven clicks like normal when I turned the oven on, the pre-heat timer began the countdown, and the fan turned on, but several minutes later I was surprised with no heat.  I turned the oven off and back on, I tried the broiler, the auto-clean mode but no luck.  I even turned the circuit breaker off and back on.  I have not tested the power to both elements yet, but it have a feeling it is the same problem as HunterH-Any ideas would be great!

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    heard a popping sound and now the oven/boiler won't work any tips?

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Check incoming electric first, pull it out and gain access to main wire terminal, With multimeter set to at least 250v AC , check your power across the wiring as such. black to white (110v), red to white(110v) and then black to red 230v. if that ok ok turn, then start ckin elements for continuty also there might be a thermostat( usually an 1 in. round component with 2 wires located right inbetween the elements that has gone bad, will show no continuity. ck that before electronic control the fact that its clickin sounds like the relays are workin properly

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Understand that I am not a professional, so this answer is subject to revision by someone who is more knowledgeable.

Where I live now I'm on Natural Gas, but in the past I've had electric stove/ovens. Based on my best recall the situation you describe is NOT abnormal.

When in the Broil mode, the Bake element is NOT on, but the Broil element is on FULL-bore to provide that strong radiant heat required for the Broiling process, AND for the good browning /crusting of the product being Broiled!!!!!

On the other hand, when Baking, not broiling, IF the Broiling element were on high it would provide too much radiant heat to the top of the product being Baked, and would burn the top.

While Baking, by energizing the Broil element in a lower power setting, the Baking process is enhanced with more heat by the assistance of the Broiler element, BUT without the hazard of burning on the top!!!!!

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As their name implies, broiler elements are active only when you're broiling. They will not go on for baking.

Broiling is the process of cooking food by exposing it directly to a high heat source at close range. To broil a steak, for example, you would place the pan holding the steak on an oven rack raised to the top or next to top position in the oven (consult the manual) and set the oven to broil. The top elements will then turn on and cook the meat by direct radiation.

Most people, however, use ovens for baking far more often than for broiling. Baking is the process of cooking food (cakes, casseroles, roasts etc) by indirect heat. In other words you raise the oven to a certain temperature, put the food on a rack more in the middle of the oven, and let the surrounding heat cook it over time. When you bake the top broiler elements usually don't come on at all.

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If the contacts for the Broil does not come loose the Bake will not work
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