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Kenmore 362.72201891 Post inside thermostat broken. Needs to be replaced. How do I get the capillary tube out? How do I put the new one in? Do I remove the whole back of the oven? Is there a step by step manual with pictures I can get for this model? Jeff

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the electric ignition is bad and needs replaced in oven. I had the same problem a few months ago and it was the ignitor for the oven. if replacing it yourself, be very careful with ignitor, it is very fragil. do not touch ignitor itself, hold on to it by the base of it. they are not that hard to change.

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The ignitor is not working right and is going bad....
have the repair man replace the ignitor, or DIY....
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It appears your ERC/CLOCK has failed in this instance.

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If your unit has never been serviced - there should still be an original service manual enclosed in plastic taped to the inside of the shell.
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Hello everyone,
I am looking for Capillary temperature control Thermostat. nybody knows where can I find this part in Toronto?(GTA)

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