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Temperature in oven is way off

I've checked the temperature settings on our Frigidare self-cleaning oven and it is quite a bit off. At the 400 degree setting it is only about 310 degrees.

Is there any easy way to adjust this?

Many thanks.

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  • jim1513 Dec 20, 2008

    I can't say enough praise for your help, Brian. It worked perfectly.



    I did use one of those shelf dial type thermometers but only after a dual meat thermometer gave me the same low reading.



    I checked both together on 350 degrees and they showed the same low results.



    Moving the oven temp up 30 degrees after following your steps seems to have it very close now.



    Thank you very much for your help!



    Jim

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Jim,
A couple of questions... What makes you think the oven is off that far? If you have a set on the shelf dial type thermometer, throw it away. They are never accurate and generally read 50+ degree too low. I recommend the "biscuit test". Which is simply a cheap can of "hit on the edge of a counter top to open" biscuits and see how they bake with the instructions on the can. Make sure you allow the oven to preheat for 20-30 minutes (always but especially for this test).
To change the oven setting press BAKE, then run the temp up to 550 then immediately press and hold the bake pad for 10-20 seconds. The display should read 0 (zero) you can then use the up down arrow pads to adjust, hit bake pad again and then "clear" when done to lock it in but, you can only go up or down 35 degrees. If it is truly off by more than that you would need to change the main oven control board and oven sensor.

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  • Expert Brian Dec 20, 2008

    Jim,
    As Hannibal used to say on the A-Team... "I Love it when a plan comes together"! Glad it worked out for you. Happy baking, Brian


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