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My oven will not turn off. Can you tell me why

My oven will not turn off. I have to unplug it for it to go off. I think that the ignitor is acting up. What do you think.

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I think the oven that you have is electric and it does not have a ignitor. and that the oven thermo has shorted contacts and this is why the element will not turn off . it may also have run a way tempts . . so if the tempts are to high and cn't control tempt // replace the ocen control .. mm

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