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Oven will not heat up to the higher temperature range

I have tried to adjust but it is over 35 degrees off. Especially if you have to bake at 425 plus degrees. Looked for a thermostat part, but there is no such part. Oven is around 3 years old and it's always been a problem.

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  • dave_bremer Feb 09, 2009

    Yes, both elements are working. They are both on during preheat, and then just the bottom element is on when baking.

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Are you sure that both elements are working?
I would try the top element alone by selecting 'Broil,' and the bottom element is easy enough; a hand on the bottom in a cold oven just turned on.
The bottom element alone can probably produce a good bit of heat but I think for higher temps both need to be functional.
  

Posted on Feb 09, 2009

  • Steve Allison
    Steve Allison Feb 09, 2009

    Sensing is done by one of two means; thermocouple or thermistor.


    Either of these have to be interpreted by a circuit that is surely part of the main circuit board.
    Since neither of these are perfectly predictable, there will be some kind of adjustment (it may entail more than one) on the board to compensate for normal differences in the materials of the sensor.
    Typical adjustments may a setting for the highest temperature settable but there may also be those that affect the linearity or mid- and low points. 


    If it is only one adjustment, it is probably safe to 'tweak' it (mark it first) to correct the inaccuracy you currently have.


    If the range is still under warranty, I wouldn't attempt this myself but would have a service tech (hopefully trained) do this so if any further problems occur, it won't be your fault.


    Gee, when Robertshaw ruled, it was a lot simpler. 

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