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Oven temp wil not go above 250°

I cleaned the oven two weeks ago and yesterday went to bake something at 350°. The oven took forever to heat up  and only got to 250°. We tried setting it at 450° and it still only went to 250°. It's a 2003 electric wall oven.

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First, how did you clean it, with an automatic cleaning cycle or by hand?

First thing to do, unplug it from any wall power for 10 to 30 minutes, it may reset itself. Do that regardless if you hand cleaned, whatever.

If you hand cleaned, unplug the unit, or while it is attempting to reset, and check by gently pushing on the elements in the oven, you may have pulled one out of it's connection point in the back and causing a high resistance connection, also look for a thermostat that may have been moved or damaged during the cleaning, there is a sensor in the oven somewhere, and it sends back the data on temperature, make sure it did not get moved into or out of an airstream, or unplugged partially also.

Something had to have been moved or broken while cleaning accidently it is too much of coincidence.

If nothing works after these attempts, write me at wbwill@sbcglobal.net and give me more data on the unit and I will try and look up some more trouble shooting ideas for you.

Posted on Nov 11, 2008

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