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Heating element in GE Range Oven

Hi, I have a GE Range oven it is at least 10-15 years old. I think it is a cheaper model with the electric top. Today I was baking and the oven started humming really loud like a buzzing sound. I went to check the oven and the heating element was on fire. The heating element is now cracked. Also, the top of the stove where the burners are were really hot as well. Am I better off just replacing the heating element or is this a deeper problem. I am afraid that maybe the problem is more than the heating element.
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  • robertj1 Dec 01, 2008

    I notice after baking some biscuits, that the bottom of the biscuits were not being cooked/browned properly. When the oven cooled off I notice the bottom baking element had cracks in it, plus not supplying any heat.

    I bought this GE range new 12 years ago.

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2014

    The oven makes a loud buzz/hum when plugged in , but not in use. It appears to come from the display panel.

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2014

    Electric stove top: when power is going to the element, it makes a kind of groaning sound. As the power cycles on and off, it makes a repetitive sound that is quite irritating.

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