I was baking ribs in the electric oven (Kenmore, Sears here in USA)and it went berserk. I could not get the element to shut down. I turned it off at the oven control and 5 minutes later, it was still going full out. I had to shut the main circuit breaker for the oven off let it cool down and disconnect the element in the back of the oven so I could at least use the rest of the range.
Anybody got any ideas? Someone told me the elements can just go out of control and burn themselves up, but I don't want to spent $ 65 on an element and have that not be the problem. I have looked through a couple of troubleshooting guides and none has a problem that sounds anything like my problem.
I'd have a repairman look at it except I'd have to undo the electricity (it's hardwired) take it out of the cabinet and haul it 100 miles to the service man. I live out in the wild west 100 miles from the nearest town with a repairman.