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Oven takes a long time to preheat

I have a Hotpoint RGB740 converted to LPG. 1 month out of warrenty, the oven has begun to act up. The oven takes more than an hour to preheat to 350. The ignitor is lighting the gas. The flames are a lightly dancing blue with no yellow tips.
The broiler appears to be working.
I have never used the self cleaning feature so I would not know if it was functioning as usual.
The top burners fuction fine even with muliple burners lit.

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  • Anonymous Dec 13, 2007

    I have the same problem, My stove is a maytag powerboost,

    Any help is appreciated. Tom



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Before we go into diagnosis mode, call the customer service # in the owners manual and complain about the problem.  They usually will make a concession when it is this close to the warranty period.  Let me know what you find out.

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