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Frigidaire oven model FEB500CEBI TEMPERATURE PROBLEMS

The oven temperature does not remain constant. Usually higher than the setting on the knob but it will not stay at the same temperature while cooking. For this model you cannot adjust the temperature by changing the back of the temperature control knob. Do I need a new thermostat?
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