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How do I calibrate a Dacor Millenium oven range?

The controls are electronic and the range is an electric model, MRES20S. It is heating at 50 degrees below what is entered, particularly in cook only mode. The directions that came with the range do not address how to.

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The main control can be adjusted by holding down the bake button for 1 min.

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