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Hello,

what this mean is that your oven have develop disconnection from the power supply that is the wire what you need to do from here is to unscrew the oven and the trace the wire down to the element it's silver in colour it is the heat provider

if you can not fine any disconnection in it then it now saying that the element is bad or which will need replacement which you can always get from the store in a little amount .

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