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Power outage issue

After we had a power outage our oven panel read "PF 5Ab". We have not been able to clear it and use the oven. The stove top works just fine but that is it. Normally after a power outage we just press the "stop/clear" button but none of the buttons are doing anything. Our Model is #665.95713300. Thank you for any help on what we need to do or fix!!!

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Re: power outage issue

You unit is stuck in the "Display Model Mode". Hold the stop/clear button for at lest five seconds in insure the interlock activates. If it does not activate then the electronic range control (erc) is not functioning. Replace the erc (Clock/Display.)

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