how do I test the burner to see if it is bad
Answer Larry, First thing, remove power to the range. Visually inspect the element, check for any cracks,missing or melted carborundum coating on the element. Remove the screws from the stainless steel mounting plate, slide the element out enough to access the wire terminals of the harness, and disconnect the wires, you may want to use a clip of some type, to keep the wires from falling back into the oven rear panel. Using a multi meter, and with the meter probes across the two element terminals, you should expect to see 20 to 22 ohms resistance on the meter display. This element is rated at approx. 2800 watts and should require 11 to 13 amps draw if operating properly.
My element has a bend down of about 3 inches where the wires hook up also small ceramic feet to hold it off the bottom of the oven.
Answer Hi Scott, There were two different bake elements used and it sounds like you have the earlier production element. Take a close look at this one 62602. It sounds like what you are describing. Thanks!