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My Whirlpool oven no longer heats to the set temperature.

When set to a specific temperature, say 350 degreed; it will only heat to about 300 degrees. It runs about 50 degrees lower than the temperature set on the dial.

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Try to locate the thermostat sensor in the oven. It will be long about 5 inches, thin and cylindrical with a very thin wire coming from it. It should be bright and shiny. If it isn't buy some paint on oven cleaner from Lakeland and carefully remove the dirt. It may take a couple of goes. The sensor wire can be brittle so treat it with respect. Lakeland also do an oven temperature guage at a reasonable price if you need to check the temperature.

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Temp probe/thermometer inside oven dirty, or off attachment, or defective. On some models, a small screw head adjustment is provided to calibrate thermometer under dial knob. Else, I would just set dial 50 degrees higher rather than expense of new thermometer or dial.

Posted on Mar 02, 2009

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I understand that your Frigidaire oven will not heat to temperature if you set it to 350 degrees. I see that you have to set it to 450 degrees for it to heat up, and then turn it back down to the desired temperature. Please try resetting your appliance, by either unplugging it or shutting the power off at your home's circuit breaker, for 3-5 minutes. Restore power, set the clock and try setting the temperature to 350 degrees. I ask that you please follow up with a comment on the post, at your convenience, to advise if further troubleshooting is needed or if your appliances status has changed successfully. Hope this is helpful.

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The function symbols on Knob F, clockwise from the top, are as follows:
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Some newer ovens actually do pre-heat beep prior to reaching temp in an effort to conserve eelectricity.
A good home test is to try your oven at several different temps to see if there is any variation in internal temperature. Try it one day on 300, the next at 375 and another day at 450. Give your analog style thermometer time to catch up (usually just about 15 min) and leave it on for a half an hour to see if the temp maintains.
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