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Kenmore electric oven is very slow to get up to temperature. What is wrong?

It takes more than an hour to get up to 350 degrees.

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Depending on how old it is the coil element could be damaged. also check with an oven thermometor that the temp is what the pad says.

Posted on Nov 28, 2014

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SOURCE: GE Spectra XL Oven does not maintain oven temperature

I have the exact problem. We had the ignitor replaced 2 already and it works for 18 months and stops. Occasionally, it the oven won't even start to heat. I am ready to throw it out.

Posted on Sep 18, 2007

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In alot of ovens preheat will cause the both the broil and bake element to come on. You are most likely getting heat from the broil element. This means either the bake element is bad or the relay on the oven control is bad. If the element shows resistance with an ohm meter then replace the oven control board.

Posted on Oct 06, 2007

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SOURCE: bake part of kenmore not working seems to take to long

Chances are the oven ignitor will need to be replaced.  Look and see if it glows.  If it does then it is weak and not opening the gas valve to lite.  Let me know what you find.
Comment by fridgetech, posted on Oct 20, 2007

Should be able to remove the bottom drawer and unplug the ignitor from below.  Or you can cut the wires on the old ignitor and splice the new one in using ceramic

Posted on Oct 20, 2007

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SOURCE: Oven takes a long time to preheat

You don't list a full model number or how old this range is, or how long / how often you have this problem, but generally it sounds like the oven ignitor is not quite drawing enough amps to allow the gas valve to open regularly. It could be a low voltage related issue, but most likely is a failing oven ignitor. ( WB2X9154)

Posted on Sep 04, 2008

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An extremely common problem on these models is a weak silicon carbide ignitor. You may be able to see the ignitor glowing, but that is not an indicator of it being functional or not. When the ignitor gets "weak" over time, it will not create enough amperage in the circuit for the gas valve to open. You can test this using an amprobe around one of the ignitor leads and looking for at least 2.9 amps, but years of working on these appliances has shown that if you are getting the glow from the ignition but the oven is often slow to come on, you need a new ignitor. Do-it-yourselfers often mistakenly replace the oven valve or the oven temp sensor, figuring the ignitor must be good because they can see it glowing.
Replace the ignitor and your oven will work great again.


Posted on Dec 14, 2008

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