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I own a Kenmore oven, model #911.95589990 I observed a portion of the element, approximately a one inch length, to red hot, and this length was slowly moving .

This one inch heated portion of the element was slowly moving around the body of the element, appearing to be burning. Was I observing the self-cleaning feature, or was I witnessing the death of the element?

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That's great that you were able to observe the heating element while in that process. While you wait for the expert to answer your question more specifically you might want to look at the links that i provided down bellow.
by Manage My Life
January 10th, 2011
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Joey S
Thank you for your question and I understand your concern. Yes, you have just witnessed the death of a heating element. The heating element will need to be removed and replaced. I also recommend disconnecting the power supply from the range until the element has been removed and replaced.

The Broil element (upper) is part #WB44T10009 and the Bake element (lower) is part #WB44T10014. The element can be ordered from

Sears PartsDirect

NOTE: Disconnect the power supply from the range before removing and replacing the element.
by Joey S Earned 113,887 community points in Kenmore
January 12th, 2011
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