My heating element in the bottom of my oven went out. I replaced it with a new one and it doesn't get hot. Now what?

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    contact oven manufacturer?
    – moscafj
    Oct 24, 2017 at 23:29
  • move this to electrical engineering? Oct 24, 2017 at 23:51
  • I actually didn't mean to migrate this without checking with Electrical Engineering first, but I did. So, I'll ask what is best to do now.
    – Jolenealaska
    Oct 25, 2017 at 0:21
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    Probably gonna find more expertise over on Home Improvement, but you're gonna need a lot more details about your oven and what you did to try & fix it before you ask there.
    – Shog9
    Oct 25, 2017 at 1:44
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    I'm a moderator on Home Improvement. Appliance repair is on-topic there, but to help you we'd need the make & model number of the oven, possibly the model of the replacement heating element, how you determined it was the element and not some other component, a description of what you did during the replacement, photos of the element and how it's connected, maybe other things I haven't thought of...
    – Niall C.
    Oct 25, 2017 at 1:50

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I did that once and found when the first element failed , it had heated a copper spring contact and softened it so that it would not work . A new control was needed.

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