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Oven not working

When we turn the oven on to heat it does fine, until it reaches about 200 degrees. It starts beeping, everything shuts off and F-3 is on the display.

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Per this page (, it sounds like you need to replace your oven temperature sensor.

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My name is Peter. I am a retired field service appliance technician.

I recently repaired a oven that would be off as much as 200 degrees. The normal operation of your oven is to rise 20-40 degrees above set temperature and shut down until it drops 20-40 degrees below set temperature, turns back on and repeats the cycle again.

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