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Hotpoint oven doesn't stay hot after preheating

The temperature control seems erratic. My wife has used a candy thermometer to see what the temperature inside the oven is, and it looks like it preheats but will not stay heated once preheat is done. (When she wants to bake something, she is periodically turning the oven off and back on to keep the temperature level up.) My first thought is that this is the control unit going bad, but it isn't flashing any error codes. Is there any way to check the control unit short of putting in a new one and seeing if it works?

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Is this a gas unit? If so you might have a weak oven igniter.

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hummmm this sounds similar to what is happening to me. I am praying someone will have a solution, I don't want to have to explain to my daughter who is going to be 4 tomorrow, why I can't bake her cake.

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its your temp sensor. replace it and it should fix ur prob
F2=overheat
is your bottom element connected?

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This is a control board / unit problem with these models. It is not an easy repair really, but if you are extremely handy it can be done. Let me know if you want to try the repair yourself and I can find the part.

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