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Electric range element warm, but not on?

My wife just noticed one of the cooktop elements was warm, but it was not on and had not been on all day. She did use the oven this day. I noticed there is what appears to be a vent tube that goes from the oven underneath this cooktop element. The range is about 8 years old. We have had it for a little over a year. We (She) never noticed this situation before. Is this normal or does this vent need replacing? This is a self-cleaning oven, would this be a safety vent?

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Smitty

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  • Austin1967 May 26, 2008

    I've unplugged the element. The heat seems to be coming from a vent in the oven that comes up underneath the right, rear heating element. My question: "Is the heat from the vent normal; or is this a safety vent for the self-cleaning oven that has become defective?"

    Thank you!
    Smitty

  • Austin1967 May 26, 2008

    Thanks for your reply.

    We are noticing the heat after each time the oven is used. We have not used the self-cleaning cycle recently.

    Thanks!
    Smitty

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Check the info by clicking here to do some troubleshooting to determine if the element is defective.

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  • Jaime Hernandez May 26, 2008

    The venting on your appliance is used as describe here.

    It could a latch that is not opening or closing properly if you are getting excessive heat when the self cleaning is operating.

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It does need replacement as its been pretty old, replace it as soon as possible to avoid shortcircuit

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