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Smoke from top of stove

The stove was used at various times today with no problems. Just about two hours agor it was used and smoke bellowed out of it. After clearing the smoke I looked at the bottom and saw only a little burnt material. The burnt material was cleaned as best as possible with kithen cleaner. The stove was turned on again with smoke coming out. A closer look showed that the smoke was not from the burnt material, but from the underside of the plate where the stove top burners sit. Does this mean the stove heater element is having problems?

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No it means that what ever spilled on the elemnet drip pan has not completely burnt itself off. replace the drip pan at first chance you get

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