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Wall oven not working at all

I have a Kenmore Pilot Free Ignition wall oven, with broiler underneath. It won't turn on. Nothing. I don't know the model number or the age, approx 15 years. We bought the house 12 years ago.

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Mine is broken too. exact same problem. same oven. email me if you fixed yours, please!!! quinnalisen@comcast.net

Posted on Apr 06, 2010

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