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Oven and range not getting hot

I just recently purchased this range from a friend. It was working perfectly. Now it takes an hour to boil water, and it doesn't even get to a rolling boil. Also it took over an hour to get the oven to 350. I've checked and I'm getting 240 to the back of the range so I'm not sure what else to do. Thanks

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I doubt its the igniter. It could be a faulty gas valve or maybe the orifice is blocked, and not letting enough gas into the burner

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The gas burner is broken. There is an upper burner and a lower burner. In-order for both burners to turn on, both must be working to let the gas turn on. If one burner element is out the oven wont get hot just warm.

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Your t-stat is out on this model. This is a simpe repair that you can do yourself and save alot of $$$$$$!

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Sorry to read about your problem, I hope this helps you out.

If you think the oven is operating too cold or hot, you can adjust it. Bake several test items and then adjust the temperature set- ting not more than 10° F at a time.
To Adjust: 1. PresstheBAKEpad(upperorlower
oven) and enter 550° F.
2. PressandholdtheBAKEpad(upperor lower oven) for several seconds until TEMP ADJ is displayed.
3. PresstheAUTOSETpad-eachpress changesthetemperatureby5°F. The control will accept changes from -35° to +35° F.
4. Iftheovenwaspreviouslyadjusted,the change will be displayed. For example, if the oven temperature was reduced by 15° F, the display will show -15° F.
5. When you have made the adjustment, press the CANCEL pad and the time of day will reappear in the display. The oven will now bake at the adjusted temperature.

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