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Oven not maintaining temperature

Whirlpool gas range
It seems to turn on, warm up, but then over time, it doesn't maintain that temperature. Things are taking longer to cook.
I'm thinking the Igniter isn't always kicking on, perhaps?
Or, could it be the Sensor that's giving incorrect temp info to the controls?

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  • xrayv2 Jan 08, 2009

    Clarification:
    I have recently heard the tick, tick tick of the igniter - followed by the oven NOT lighting & smelling a small gas smell when I stuck my head in the oven. I took the bottom panel off & blew out the igniter & it then started every time I cycled it on & off. However, it again seemed to take longer to cook stuff (& I don't think it held temp)
    Does that change anything? Still think the sensor?

  • Thomas F. Schneider May 11, 2010

    I vote for the oven sensor. Usually a gas charged bulb which leads up the the oven control. The gas sometimes leaks out over time.

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