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Oven quit, bake not working, replaced thermostat, now broil works, still no bake

Hi,
My bake element stopped working (after a few moments broil stopped too). I replaced the thermostat. Now Mini-broil, tru convection (with fan) work.

Not working are Maxi broil, Convection broil, bake and convection bake.

I was hoping that the new thermostat would fix it. But I guess not.

The oven is less than a year old and not abused.

I don't have an impedence tester and at this point I would just keep on replacing things.

Do you think it is the bake element, selector switch or could it be something else?
Thank you.

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  • rpayne465 Aug 08, 2008

    Great advice Tresilla! Thanks for responding so quickly to my question!

  • rpayne465 Aug 12, 2008

    Hi Techexpert12,
    Unfortunately there is no clock on this model.


  • rpayne465 Aug 12, 2008

    Thanks I'll give that a try. probably a lot cheaper than to try to replace the circuit board!

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

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