My oven's lower heating element had a "flash" of flame in one section of it, and I replaced the element with a new one. When I plugged the range back in, I turned it on and watched the element glow and heat for about 4 minutes. I heard a sound, went back in, and the entire range was not working. I went to the breaker box and the switch was flipped. I tried to flip it back, but it did not stay flipped on. Eventually I was able to get it to stay in the on position, but the entire range will not work, not just the heating element.
So, is my range blown or just my breaker? Or both? What might have caused this? What is my proper course of action? Any other insight is appreciated.
It is a Hotpoint, older model, and I purchased the new heating element from RepairClinic.com
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