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Oven will not turn off on older Kenmore range

My Kenmore is about 10 years old, and I have never had a problem with it until I baked cookies the other night. The oven stayed at temperature while I was baking, but when I turned it off, it stayed on and kept heating up until I actually saw flames from a few "droppings." It was as if it kicked into clean mode but it was turned off and NOT locked. I had to trip the breaker to turn it off. When I turned the breaker back on, it came on again, but when I took the oven dial off and put it back on, that seemed to reset it for some reason and it went off. I don't want to buy a new stove, but I also need to be able to trust that the oven will not suddenly come on while we are out of the house and start a fire. Any suggestions to fix this? My husband is quite handy.

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Your oven thermostat has gone faulty. You need to unplug power from the wall. Remove panel that allows access to oven thermostat, Remove knob and see what type of retaining method it has to secure it to the oven. (Does it have a nut or does it have 2 screws holding itself in position.?). How thick is the dial shaft?(5 or6 or 7 mm.thick). With that information, look now at the body of the thermostat. It should have a number sequence in the form of a sticker on it. Write it down. Phone the spares suppliers and quote them the stove model number with the other relevant items you wrote down to ensure the correct thermostat. Note, never remove wires until you are ready to transfer them one at a time from one thermostat to the other until transfer is complete. Reassemble completely and check.

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