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Oven heating problems

My oven is taking a long time to heat to the selected temperature. I went to bake muffins the other morning and it took 35 min. for the oven to reach 425 degrees.

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Re: Oven heating problems

I'm afraid you might need a new thermostat. The only other thing you might check is to make sure that your 'vent' is not blocked with a pan or tea kettle etc., but I'm pretty sure it is a thermostat.

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