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GE Range Problem

While cooking a set temp of 450 degrees and 15 minutes a F3 pops up where the temp was and started beeping.
What next? I turned the range off.
Thanks Robert

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F3 is a faulty oven sensor, 2 scxrews and a wire connection, located in the top left corner of inner cavity, pull it out and bring it to a local part warehouse, change yourself for 50-75 bucks

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