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Ge oven doesn't hold correct temperature

Our ge spectra oven has not been baking correctly. ie.. food takes longer to cook than it should. the controls are all digital. we have found that even though the temperature read out on the panel shows the correct temperature, if we turn off the oven and restart it imediately to the same temperature it reads well below the set temperature (usually 30 to 40 degrees) I have pulled out the sensor probe and checked the resistance at room temp (approx. 1100 ohms), in ice water (approx. 1099), and in boiling water (1366), so I have assumed that it is ok. amperage draw to the glow bar when on is 3.4 amps. so i'm assuming that it is ok. there is a thermodisk that ties into the glowbar and gas valve. could this be the problem. otherwise my understanding is that it is probably the control panel it self. this is an expensive part to replace if it is not the problem. hope that you can help!

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  • dnevitt57 Nov 11, 2008

    actually, the oven is gas. the model number is JGB920CECICC

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If you tested the thermic sensor, then it is probably a faulty control.

Posted on Nov 11, 2008

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    Ginko Nov 11, 2008

    Also check if the food is being heated more on one or the other side, either the baking element , or the broiling element may be burned out.

    To test the elements you can check continuity with a multimeter, or just observe if they are working first.

    If elements are OK, and you already tested the thermostat, then usually it is a faulty digital control, in that case you replace the control assembly.
    Eventually if you are not sure about the thermistor, replace thermistor, that is worth a couple of dollars, first. If that does not help , replace the control assembly.

    You get schematics and parts here.




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    Ginko Nov 11, 2008

    In my previous comment, the considerations about elements were referring to electric oven, since the model was not stated, there the confusion.


    In your case:

    The thermodisk is a termic sensor that can also be responsible for the fault.

    You get schematics and parts here.

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