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can you get us the model number ?
okay. this means the control has failed, in the control there are relays.these relays can stick and weld the contacts together which would account for the broil element never going off, you need to replace the control. below is a link to order it...
http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/part-number/WHIRLPOOL-Par ts/Range-Parts/W10157242/0022/664/Model-GFE461LVS0/1198/0124111?keySuffixId=NA&pathTaken=partSearch&pathRender=modelComponent&documentCompId=W1101232&diagramPageId=00002&productTypeId=x&searchModelNumber=GFE461LVS0&subCompDesc=Control%20panel%20parts&brandDesc=WHIRLPOOL&modelDesc=FREE-STANDING---ELECTRIC&blt=11&shdMod= its also the clock , hope this helps. the only thing I ask of you is to please rate me with one of the top 3 ratings. If there is anything else I can help you with today just let me know. You can continue asking questions for as long as you like even after you rate me. Click the continue conversation link if you would like to continue this conversation. If you are done rather than rating me with a 1 or 2 smiley faces please use the (continue conversation) link and tell me what else I can do or what else you would like to know so that I can get you that information so I can improve my customer satisfaction rating. You may receive an email with my answer if so please sign back in and accept on the site itself. Its the only way I get paid for helping you. thank you and best wishes , Bryan