My hotpoint BD31 fan oven's temperature is about 30 degrees higher than the setting on the dial. What's the possible cause of this? Could it be that the fan mechanism isn't working?
If the fan was not working, then it would not get very hot at all as then fan forces the hot air around inside the oven.
Most manufactures allow a tolerance of plus or minus 10 degrees variation in temperature from the temp setting., so setting at 200 would give you 220 with 10 % plus, or 180 with 10 % minus, so yours is outside the acceptable range.
You can compensate by setting the thermostat 30 degees lower than normal, or the more expensive option, is to have a new thermostat fitted.
In my experience, compensating for the variation in temp, is a satisfactory solution.
However, if it gets worse, then your only course of action, is to replace the stat.
Trust this answers your question.
Nov 28, 2009 |
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