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Oven takes a long time to preheat

My oven takes a very long time to preheat. Sometimes it takes 30 minutes or longer to go from 100 degrees to 200 and up to an hour to get to 350.

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  • deeinma Oct 05, 2008

    I have the same problem, but, it can take an hour or longer to preheat and sometimes, never heats to the needed tempurature!! Have you repaired your problem? If so, how? Thank you

  • soxfaninME Oct 12, 2008

    Similar problem-would set oven to preheat with either convection bake, convection roast or bake and 15 minutes later it would still read 100 degrees with the oven still ice cold. Began to ignite a stove top burner after I had set the oven for preheating and, after running it for 30-60 seconds, the oven ignites then the temp starts rising pretty quickly.

  • Richard Slaten Jan 01, 2009

    My 25 year old original electric Hotpoint built-in oven suddenly takes a lot longer to reach 350 degrees. What's the problem? Thanks

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You don't list a full model number or how old this range is, or how long / how often you have this problem, but generally it sounds like the oven ignitor is not quite drawing enough amps to allow the gas valve to open regularly. It could be a low voltage related issue, but most likely is a failing oven ignitor. ( WB2X9154)

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