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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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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

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NOTE: Disconnect the power supply from the range before removing and replacing the element.
by Joey S Earned 2,111 community points in Kenmore
January 12th, 2011
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