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When I cook or bake in my electric oven things are never done in the recommended cooking time. The heating element is working fine.

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Hi. thanks for the question. does the door seal properly. check that..sometimes the calibration will go off. what i tell my customers to do is.buy a small oven thermometer, that you hang from the racks . then try the oven at 350 degrees .then look at the oven thermometer . and see what the difference is. so lf ,the oven temp is a bit low .cook at 375. degrees. that will make up the difference . no parts needed. cheap fix. thanks the appliance doc

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