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Yes, the broil function works fine. As a matter of fact, with the control in the "Bake" position, the broil element heats to warm, about 200 degrees. I don't know if this is by design or not. With the control in the "Broil" position, the broil element reacts according to the thermostat.
You mean in the bake position the broil element should not heat at all, right? Also, I'm confused-why would the (bad) thermostat lock out voltage to the bake element and shift it to the broil element? Is that what you are thinking is happening?
OK, I see. Two last things, the old bake element was burnt completely apart. Is that of any consequence as far as damaging other parts, such as the thermostat? Also, would you be suspicious of the relay that (apparently) closes when the thermostat calls for heat?
Thank you for the information. I will try to luck in to finding a NOS thermostat.