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The oven is constantly burning things I cook. If I reduce the heat - food doesn't cook properly and when you use the correct heat, the bottom on the food is burnt black. Can anyone help. Also no way of knowing when the gas oven has reach the heat level required.

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There are other possibilities, but,..... this sounds like what will happen if you use too large of a pan or cookie sheet(s) in your oven. If there is not much space on the sides and front and back of the pans, the heat gets trapped under the pan (causing burning) because not enough hot air is getting to the top of the oven where the oven thermostat is located.

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3) For more accurate calibration, call an appliance repairperson.
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