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I have an old Magic Chef range oven that looks like this:

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When the range oven is plugged in, the timer starts at 1:59. The timer beeps when that length of time has elapsed. I fiddled with the timer buttons and tried every possible configuration, but the only way to stop the timer is to 1) reset the timer to 1:59, or 2) unplug the range oven.

Is there any way to disable the timer permanently? Perhaps by taking it apart, or some other workaround?

A label on the oven door indicates a number of 8114p351-60, if that helps.

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Does the oven work while the timer is running and stop when it times out? The timer can probably be bypassed. There should be a schematic showing the timer. Take a copy to a repair shop for advice. –  HerrBag Mar 25 '13 at 3:09
The oven works irregardless of whether the timer is running, but (I think) unplugging the oven causes the igniter to not work. Where do you find the schematic? I can't find the manual via google. –  Jason Tu Mar 25 '13 at 3:35
It should be inside the panel holding the timer or on the back of the unit. –  HerrBag Mar 28 '13 at 0:15
@Jason after the 1:59 does the oven work? How about 'plug it in, listen to the beep once, and never unplug it' as a solution? –  Bryce Dec 26 '13 at 20:11

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