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Oven does not heat up very fast

We set the oven to 350 degrees and tis been 1 1/2 hour so far and it has reached 120 degrees. can you help?

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The problem in either a bad relay on the control board or a bad bake element. You can use an ohm meter to check for resistance on the bake element. Any resistance means it is ok. Check for 240 volts to bake element. If element checks ok then replace the control board.

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