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The oven is fairly old and the probe has been bent for years. It gets in the way and is never used, a real nuisance. I got frustrated and took pruning shears and cut the damn thing off.:) It just dawned on me that it may not have been a good idea. Have I made the overn dangerous? Was there electric power in that probe. There seemed to be a puff of something after I made the cut. I know it was dumb but have I caused a dangerous situation?

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  • andyabels May 02, 2010

    Sorry but my most basic question is... is it dangerous? Can I continue to use the oven as is?

  • andyabels May 02, 2010

    Thanks you told me what I want to know. Am I correct I need to have a service professional come in?


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I assume you have an electric oven. The probe is a heat sensor. If not used for the oven remove the heating element to the oven as well to safeguard your home. If this is a gas oven disconnect the electrical wires to the oven timer or shut the ovens valve to the off position

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  • frank thomas wilson
    frank thomas wilson May 02, 2010

    You can not use the oven with the probe cut off

  • frank thomas wilson
    frank thomas wilson May 02, 2010

    Yes & have it replaced if you can not do it yourself


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