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Our oven made a soft bang and F1 appeared. The Low setting on broil still worked as did the top elements. After unplugging it and replugging it in the F1 came back again this time with an annoying beep, so we unplugged it again. We would like to use the top elements as we still need to cook but the annoying beeping prevents that. Also with your answer please give an ball park estimate as to the repair bill (I live in Canada) or an honest answer to toss it out and buy new, which is not my first choice. I have found that the repairs on these appliances to be so expensive especially as the stove is over 7 years old but nothing is made to easily and economically repaired these days...this is a shame as most of the range is still in excellent working condition. Thanks for you help ...I appreciate this website!!

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