Burners heat very slowly, oven has to be set 50 degrees higher than desired temp. to get the right heat.
It takes forever to heat a pan of water. The flames on the burners are a soft mixture of blue and yellow - no intensity at all.
An inspector was out from the gas company to check our meter this summer and, although he was not a technician, he looked at the burners and said, "That's not right."
Could it be pressure? The wrong regulator (the range was purchased slightly used and we've always had this problem)?
I saw a Vulcan in a church basement a while back and it was a blowtorch compared to ours.
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First, you should make sure the unit is set up to run the type of gas you use. If you have natural gas and it is set up for lpg, or vice versa. If it is wrong, you can retrofit it by changing out the orifices. Other than that, check your pressure at the manifold that feeds the burners to see if it is adequate. A bad regulator could very easily cause this problem as well.
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The way the oven works is like so: 1) User sets the desired temperature 2) Power is sent to the ignitor 3) The ignitor is then energized, drawing 3.2 amps of current 4) When the 3.2 amps is drawn, the gas safety valve is allowed to open and gas flows into the burner assembly in the oven. 5) This gas is then ignited, causing the oven to heat. 6) As the oven heats up, the oven sensor, which is the metal rod located at the top on the rear oven wall, converts the heat into an electrical signal, relaying this information to the main control which in turns displaying the temperature. (In models with a dial thermostat, there won't be a sensor, though a metal wire with a bulbous end will be present, which is actually connected to the thermostat.)
Yes, but oven temperatures are notorious for being off. The best way to know what your internal temp is is to buy a half way decent oven thermometer and compare that reading with the oven temp setting. It is not uncommon to have a 50-100 degree difference.
With a small screw driver and a steady hand. Set the knob to the temp u want then pull knob off. Inside the stem there is a little screw. Try and regulate it slowly also allow it enough time to reach the desired temp. Good luck.
This is an indication of low gas pressure to the oven. This condition may improve when other gas equipment is turned off and worsen when demands increase such as during cold periods where heating plants are running. Contact your local gas company to check pressures at the burners and adjust the incoming pressure to the oven accordingly.
The follow suggestions apply if you are at sea level, or a bit above. If you are in the mountains, you'll have to compensate for altitude issues.
You need an accurate thermometer to be spot on.
One way is to use an electronic thermometer. Another is to set the oven to 217 degrees, insert a small pan of water into the oven, with a metal tray or pie tin on a lower rack to catch spills and see if it eventually boils. If the water didn't boil, you can adjust the temperature upward in 5 degree steps (see your owner's manual for details). If you've lost your manual, you may be able to go on-line and get a pdf copy of your manual.If the water does boil, you know your oven is accurate within 5 degrees. You can then proceed to re-do the experiment at 212 degrees, if you wish. Then you may use the data to adjust the oven temperature.
Glowworm, Im assuming your model is a 790.78802500. If your husband is handy with a meter have him ohm out the sensor. It should show around 1091 ohms at 75 degrees or room temp. The preheat is programed so that the manufacturer can get the energy effecient label on the range and what ever perks they get from it. It actually should take around another 10 to 15 minutes to reach the set temp after it shows preheated. You can calibrate the oven by setting bake to 550 degrees. Then press and hold the bake pad again for 15 seconds or until a single beep is heard. Now you can adust temps up or down in 5 degree increments up to 35 degrees by using the slew keys. It will show in the display. Once you have the calibration done, press stop/clear. Catriver...post back