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My oven takes a very long time to preheat and ince it does, it does not cook things all the way through. They will be done on the top and raw on the bottom.

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If your electricmy oven takes a very long time to preheat and ince - 2_bing.gif oven is not heating then you probably have a bad heating element in your oven. This is not that hard to fix yourself...
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