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there may be a high limit thermostat in this thats bad
if you put a new element in it no matter if it was exact it should come on, I cant pull up info on this model but its probably either a shorted wire of the thermostat is bad, check the wiring first, if you don't find a melted or burnt wire the thermostat is bad, thanks Bryan
Where is the thermostat. Is there more than one, since tthe broiler is working but the bottom element is not?
I included a model number, but here it is again mo. 484240C, serial no. vf52800309 tappan make
Are we still able to continue. I wasnt done asking questions.