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Bottom baking element remains on

After turned off, the lower baking element remains hot, with a very small area of the element glowing red (which might just be some debris). Had to open the breaker to shut it down.

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From a consumer repair stand-point; I would inspect, test for continuity and or replace your oven bake heating element.

How to Replace an Oven Bake Heat Element: While ensuring power off when servicing; Remove (2) mounting screws and slowly back-out the element about 3" or so. Then, disconnect and remove wires located on each side of heat element; re-install new element.

Should problems still exist, contact me.

- C

Posted on Jan 27, 2009

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