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Old 01-26-21, 09:49 PM
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only broiler comes on

Non Digital turned on to bake only broiler came on bake element replaced just over a year ago an test good 20 yr old worked great until a few minutes ago. Guessing a switch or maybe a sensor. Where should i start what are the most common issues.
 
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Old 01-27-21, 06:30 AM
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You do know you never said what appliance you have. You just said "non digital". Telling us specifically what you have will allow us to provide better information. A bad element is the most common problem but it could also be a bad switch, burned connector, a broken or loose wire... Mechanically controlled ovens are pretty simple so there are only a few things that can go wrong.
 
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Old 01-27-21, 10:59 AM
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Sorry bout that Hotpoint 20+ yrs old. 40 inch wide. 3 draws. Im kind of crippled up. This afternoon Im going to get down where I can get the model number and start checking connections. The only thing Ive seen so far is what I believe is a temperature sensor that looks a little crusty.
 
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Old 01-27-21, 01:02 PM
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The temp sensors do get a little crusty.
Still need the model number when you find it.
 
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If you are crippled up, will you be able to move the stove, get down on the floor, open the back...? The first thing I do when a oven element doesn't work is to stick my head in the oven with a flashlight and give the element a visual inspection. Often a burned out element will have a blobby spot or a hole burned into it. If everything is OK my next step is to unplug it and move it away from the wall. Then I remove the back to get access to the element connections. Then I check the element with a multi meter. Just because it was replaced a year or so ago doesn't mean it can't burn out again.
 
 

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