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Oven temperature only gets to within 20-25 degrees of temp. set

If the oven is set for 350 degrees, a thermometer which is manually set inside the oven will only read approximately 325 degrees. The same situation occurs with most any temperature set. How can the thermostat be adjusted to read correctly?

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  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2014

    have manual but the electronic oven guide is missing and i want to adjust for the difference in temp to setting

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2014

    I put an oven thermometer in the oven and its running at 100 Degree,s F lower than it should be. Can I adjust the thermostat or is it fixed.

  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2014

    i need information from the oven manual

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next to last page in your manual


Adjusting Oven Temperature
Oven temperature has been factory calibrated and tested. If
oven consistently over or under cooks food, adjust thermostat.
Oven temperature can be increased or decreased 35°F. To
avoid over adjusting oven, move temperature 5°F each time.
1. Push BAKE pad.
2. Press + pad until an oven temperature greater than 500°F
shows in display.
3. Immediately push and hold, approximately 5 seconds,
BAKE button until “00” appears.
4. Press + or - arrow pad to adjust oven temperature.
• To increase oven temperature (for a hotter oven), Press
pad until a positive number appears in display.
• To decrease oven temperature (for a cooler oven),
Press pad until a negative number appears in display.
5. Press OVEN CANCEL pad to save adjustment.
• Setting is saved if power fails or is disconnected.

heres a link to the entire manual if needed
http://shop.amana.com/assets/pdfs/literature/32103601.PDF

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  3. Quickly (within 5-seconds of setting 550) press and hold the BAKE button approximately 5-15 seconds until "00" or the previously entered temperature adjustment is displayed.

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