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One side of oven burns food, other side doesn't get done

CW5800 was here and new, unused, when we moved here. Cooks unevenly. One side of item I am cooking burns, other side not done. Bad problem.

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You wrote- "Recalibrate the controls". How?

Posted on Apr 21, 2008


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no, if it came with something to make it work on propane, that's fine, just make sure it's adjusted properly...otherwise you'll get a lot of sooting, and orange flames instead of blue.

Posted on Dec 06, 2008

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If it is not a fan assisted oven, then I would say that one of the side elements has gone, u will have to locate and check it,or put the oven for a couple of mins, then check the elements they should both be hot.
Hope this helps.
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Posted on Dec 31, 2008

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SOURCE: Simpson Evolution 904 wall oven cooks very unevenly

I agree, the heating is very uneven in our oven, however, when I calibrated the temperature with a thermocouple, I discovered that the temperature gauge was 25C too hot! That is, if I set the oven temperature gauge to 155C, it was actually 180C inside the oven! Taking this in to account, it is now much easier to cook things without them burning.

Posted on Dec 27, 2010

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SOURCE: we set the oven temp,

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