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Burned out oven and house full of smoke

I put in a frozen dinner & timed for one minute and went out to finish yard work. I kept smelling smoke from outside and knew it could not be from the house so I kept working and when I came inside the smell was overwhelming. The pannini, along with the box it was on was charred and the oven was entirely black, the house filled with smoke and the oven is dead. Is there any hope for it?

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Re: burned out oven and house full of smoke

The cavity is mostly metal. It will be hard to clean and never fresh again, but the oven function may be fixable. The oven has several temperture sensors. If one or more sensors have tripped they may have to be replaced. Check the sensors with an ohmmeter, make sure the door closes securely and go from there.

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