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I have a GE Electric oven model BP78wy1ww 11 that I am having a problem with the oven heating up. I have replaced the bake element but it only seems to heat up during the self clean option. (glowing red) Broiler is fine regular heating and self clean. Is there a thermostat that needs to be reset or replaced?

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SOURCE: GE Spectra XL 44 Gas Oven Bottom Heating Element Faulty

First look to see if the ignitor is coming on. Most common problem is the ignitor is weak or just bad. When the power is applied to the ignitor it glows and builds up resistance to open the gas valve then it lights. If the ignitor is weak or bad it will not build up enough resistance for gas to come into the burner. One sign of this would be a "woosh" sound when it trys to light. If the ignitor is coming on but not lighting it is most likely the ignitor is bad. Should have a full glow. Also, if the ignitor looks whiteish in color this is a sign of it going bad. You can compare to the broil ignitor to be sure. If the ignitor doesn't come on at all will need to see if you have power to the ignitor. Let me know what you find and let's solve it before you rate the solution.

Posted on Nov 05, 2007

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SOURCE: electric range problem

Give me the brand and complete model # off the sticker on the range so I can help.

Posted on Nov 14, 2007

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SOURCE: broiler quit

Have you checked the broil element resistance? Unplug the range and remove the back cover. Remove the wires from the broiler element and place a meter across the element posts. See if the element reads close to a short (It should read very low resistance if good). If the element reads infinite (open), you will have to replace the broil element. If the readings are normal, you may have a bad Electronic Range Control (ERC) board. The board controls the bake and broil features of the oven through two separate circuits. Usually a relay on the board goes bad. Since the ERC is considered "non-serviceable", replacement components can be hard to find. For this reason, the entire assembly is usually replaced. The ERC runs around $100 for your range, while the broil element can run anywhere from $35 to $60. Now...as far as your self-cleaning function is concerned - most electric ranges use BOTH elements to super heat the oven cavity to about 700 - 800 degrees F. With one of the elements not working, there's a good possibility the self-cleaning function will not work either Double check the items I mentioned and let me know if this helps you.

Posted on Feb 02, 2008

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SOURCE: Maytag MER6772 - Oven bake element not working even after replacing it.

To find service information for your Maytag Model go tothis link
http://www.servicematters.com/
When on this site, click on Maytag Historical Service Library.
Then click on Maytag Service Library.
Click on term and conditions
Click on Literatur by Model
Enter Modle number MER 6772
Clck go
You will be able to print or download the service manual for your model

Your problem may be the bake relay on the clock or wiring.

Posted on Feb 09, 2008

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SOURCE: oven doesn't heat

sounds like you have a bad oven ignitor, although oyu see it glowing orange its not hot enought hoopen the gas valve, very common occorance. 2 maybe 4 screws and 2 wires, order aand replace the bake ignitor

Posted on Mar 26, 2008

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