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Hi the oven keeps reading door and will not let me broil or bake not sure what model it is

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The door switch is faulty or not closing.Without the model the switch may be in different places.where the door closes check to see if theres a button if there is thats the switch.regardless look around the seal of where the door shuts for the switch.When you do find it simply disconnect the wires from the switch (there should be 2) and put them together.this should solve your issue.

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