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I have a kenmore double oven---top one is self cleaning bottom is not. when I push the clean button no temperature comes on. When I hit the up temp button it goes to 300. Does this mean 300 degress or three hours? I know it needs a higher temperature than 300. So what are my instructions

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It appears your thermostat/probe has failed in this instance.

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If your unit has never been serviced - there should still be an original service manual enclosed in plastic taped to the inside of the shell.
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