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The oven does not work, put in a new element and fuses and it still doesn't work. Do not know how to set the clock or timer and wondering if that has something to do with why oven doesn't work. Would like a manual to find out how to set clock/timer before I call a repair man.

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You may need to set clock first as it may be flashing on Auto needs to be on man for oven to go

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I would take a voltage reading at the receptacle and confirm you are reading 220-240VAC. Some homes have the 220 service receptacles wired up with two 120 volt breakers to make up your 220 service. If your home is configured this way, you may have one of the breakers tripped. Or, the receptacle itself may be bad. If you confirm you have the correct voltage at the receptacle, your power cord may be bad.

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