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My gas oven stays warm even though it is turned off

We installed the oven on Tuesday and lit the pilot underneath the oven. We tested it and it worked fine. It is now Friday and the oven is still warm inside. Is this normal?

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A standing pilot such as this will give off heat. So long as the gas bake burner is not lit also, you will be fine. If the bake burner IS lit you have a defective oven control.

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