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Broil only, no Bake

Thanks for your response.

no, the baking element does not appear to come on at all when Broil is selected. also, the controller only says Broil after you hit the Bake button. Using the Delay Start trick we found on your site, it will go into Bake and operate properly, but we are interested in fixing the problem.

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See my response to http://www.fixya.com/support/t502356-whirlpool_accubake_oven_problem

It's the same issue. I think.

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