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Oven humms and doesn't heat anymore....

Oven started making humming sound during operation then heard a pop and smelled burning electrical. Since then humming is continuous and oven does not heat anything. Seems like this is a common problem with this model. Is it worth fixing or should I just replace it?

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If you say 'seems like common problem with this model' then just replace it and get another good model.
it gives peace in long run.

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