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CAN A NON JEW OPEN A CONVECTION OVEN ON SHABBOS WHICH CAUSES THE FAN TO SWITCH OFF ?

Question:

CAN A NON JEW OPEN A CONVECTION OVEN ON SHABBOS WHICH CAUSES THE FAN TO SWITCH OFF ?

Answer:

While I am not familiar with convection ovens, and any any halachic issues that it might have, there is a rule that it is permitted to ask a gentile to do an action that is permitted on Shabbos even if it will cause a melacha to get done. For example to open a refrigerator door, even though the interior light will turn on. If what you are describing with the convection oven is the same then it would be permitted.

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