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GE P7 Wall oven had bad thermostat????

Hello in Appliance land. We have a 1960's GE p7 wall oven that has lately been taking 3+ hours to cook a small roast (a 1.5 hour job). 325 degrees just seems barely warm. Is this a heating element problem or a thermostat problem? The big problem - my reliable old heating guy passed away last spring, so I'll need to do this on my own. Thanks.

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    ge p7 wall oven after puting it on the cleaning cycle lock light will not go off plus door will not open

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IF YOUR HEATING ELEMENT IS GETTING ORANGE HOT, AND CYCLING, I WOULD SUSPECT THE THERMOSTAT TO BE THE SOURCE OF THE PROBLEM. YOU MAY FIND IT HARD TO FIND ONE THOUGH DUE TO ITS AGE.

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It probably is not your element. It is more than likely your thermostat with probe. The probe refers to the small copper tube inside your oven. It leads up to the dial where you select your heat setting, or your thermostat. These are very easy to replace, as long as you can pull the unit out of the wall. Just be sure to replace the wires from the old one wire-for-wire, or draw a picture of it before you start pulling wires. Let me know how things go.

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