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Author:  yakov
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Date:  11/15/2004 10:12:00 PM
Subject:  turning oven knowb to zero
Message:  Is it permissible on Shabbat to turn the knob of an oven to zero, while
the oven is switched off by its thermostat. How similar (or different)
is it to switching off lights during the period when a shabbat clock
(shaon-shabbat) has disconnected all electricity, which seems to be
permitted -- lechatchila.

Also, would there be a difference between shabbat or Yom Tov?

Reply:  Many ovens have an igniter on even when the thermostat turns the oven off. If the oven is off completely and you are only turning the knob, but not affecting anything now, it is OK.

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