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4 Elements and Oven not working

We had a quick power outage (maybe 1 min), and found that afterwards the four elements will not turn on, nor the oven. Display is working fine though, as well as heating area in back middle of stove top. Tried turning off breaker / back on and unplugged unit / plugged back in, checked fuses in top of device (look fine). Any ideas?

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If there was a power surge when the power went out or came back on, it could have fried the controller.

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2. If the power voltages are correct and you have standard surface burner elements:
1. Test Surface Burner.
2. Test the Receptacle.
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3. If the power voltages are correct and you have solid-disc elements:
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4. If the power voltages are correct and you have radiant heating elements:
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1. Make sure the controls are set properly that the oven selector switch is set correctly and that the temperature switch is set to the desired temperature. Where applicable, make sure the oven timer is set to manual.

2. Make sure the oven door is slightly ajar as per your owner's manual.

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5. Check the oven thermostat.

6. Check selector switch.

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