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Turn on oven and broiler comes on.

The broiler ingnites at any temp. I should only come on if its set to broil any reason why this is happening

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  • marnellchris Jan 16, 2009

    unfortunately that is not the answer. The oven is suppose to heat from the bottom up and the air moves around the oven(convection). Now what is happening is the broiler part of the oven is coming on at any temp. It should only come on if I turn the knob to broil. Ex. cooking a pizza if the broil mechanism comes on the cheese burns but the pizza doesn't cook. the broiler is on top and heats downward.



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If the broiler burner is the only burner, then it should come on. If there are two burners, chances are the broiler burner comes on to get the oven heated up more quickly. Once near temperature, the other burner maintains temperature.

Check your owner manual to confirm.

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  • Mark Egan Jan 16, 2009

    Some thoughts -

    How long do you let the oven heat up before putting the pizza inside? Do you let the oven temp indicator light go off before putting the pizza in?
    What temperature do you set the oven temperature for to cook pizza?

    Depending on your answers above, it may be the temperature controller, and for the problem you state, I would expect the oven temperature to not be controllable. In other words, if you set the temperature for 350 degrees, the oven goes to maybe 550, or when you set the oven for 450, the oven reaches maybe 550.

    Let me know your answers to the above, and I'll see if I can track down a wiring diagram and service manual.



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