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I have a GE oven about 7 years old. When set to a bake temp the burner (bottom) is not going on. The broil (top) burner works fine. Where should I begin to look ?

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It is possible that the heating element may be bad. First you will want to use a voltmeter and test the power to the element with the element removed. WIth the oven on, place the testing probes on the connector where the element plugs in to. See if you get a reading. If you do, then the element is bad.

If there's no voltage to the bake element, you might want to power down and remove the range back panel, looking for burnt wires. If there doesn't seem to be any wiring damage, I'd probably recommend you call a pro.

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