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What are the costs of repairing an oven?

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Hiring an appliance repairman to troubleshoot your oven problems costs between $60 and $85 dollars an hour. For most common problems, it should not take over an hour to repair the oven, so the homeowner should expect to pay in the range of $100.

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Common problems with ovens include trouble with a single burner that doesn't function and a surface element that doesn't heat properly in electric units. In gas units, common problems include gas burners that don't properly turn on or off. Of course, there are a range of more serious problems that can lead to much more costly repairs. Consumer advisers suggest that if the repair is more than 50 percent of the cost of the oven, it makes more sense to purchase a new unit.

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