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Whirlpool oven # 84800

The element seems to have died - shorted out, but I can be sure because I have not removed it yet. the oven simply does not heat up properly, and the top element is working fine?

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It sounds like its bad.Replace it with the power OFF/

Posted on Jun 14, 2008

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    Archie Ferrarini Jun 14, 2008

    model number boobo45 would have helped here.

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