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Small fir from cooking pot pie. package burned. after cleanup, no visual damage. pulled fuse it, seems to be blown-no reading on ohm meter. What other parts should I order before pulling it off wall? I was thinking thermostat for cavity.

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There is a very good chance that the only problem is the fuse. I would try that before checking any further and spending money that you do not need to spend. It is very hard to tell at this point if and what else may be damaged..

I would get at least a couple of fuses though...they are not expensive and you may well need more then one till you troubleshoot it completely.

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