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My electric oven stopped heating. The range works fine. The digital controls work fine. The oven light works fine. But neither the element at the bottom of the oven nor the one at the top heat up at all. I've run my fingers over both elements, and there don't seem to be any burnt or rough spots.

At this point, I have no idea what to do. And I don't even know whom to call. An electrician? A handyman? Or would it be cheaper just to buy a new oven?

The oven was here when I bought the house several years ago, so I don't have the manual or know where they got it.

If anyone has any advice, I'd appreciate it.

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what's the brand, model and make? – ratchet freak Apr 22 '12 at 22:03
Thanks, everyone. Turns out, there is a sticker with a phone number to call on the inside of the drawer. I tested the elements, and they're fine. Tested the temperature probe, and it's fine. All I can think is that the door isn't registering as shut, but I can't find a latch or a switch or anything... so I can't figure out what to do about it. So, off to call someone. – OctaviaQ Apr 23 '12 at 18:10
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First I would check the circuit breaker, flip it off and back on then re check oven. If it does not work think about what you have done since last you used it, are you sure the door is latching closed and the controlls are on the right position? If you know someone who has lived in the area for a long time ask them if they know who to call. An electrican can fix it. Call any local appliance sales place and ask for a recomendation on who to call.

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If the stove top is working you are getting power.The person you want to call is a large appliance repair shop.They will be able to diagnose the problem, give you an estimate and hopefully give you an honest opinion if the repair is worth it.

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