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the thermometer is most likely the problem, the calibratation is probably off. If you have access to a accurate digital thermometer it is relatively simple to do. If you do have one just take and set the knob to 250 degrees and when the oven gets to 255 it should go off and come back on at 245 degrees. If it's a digital there shopuld be a potentiometer that you have to adjust. good luck

Posted on Dec 26, 2008

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SOURCE: neff u1421 bottom oven fan is working t/stat

Can only be either element or thermostat. I suggest you check element and connections

Posted on Aug 26, 2009

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SOURCE: Frigidaire gas oven - model FGF366AWA - doesn't get hot inside

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Yes it could be the thermostat, but what you need to find out and it is difficult to do, is determine what is cutting your gas back off.
The thermostat could be doing that but the most likely cause is the ignitor.

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The amount of electric going through hte ignitor is what tells the gas valve to stay on. When the ignitor gets old it does not pull enough power anymore. The the burner lights for a bit and then cuts out before it should giving you some heat but not enough. It just sits there and cycles...

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Enter your model number and you will then get a page with exploded views and a parts menu.
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SOURCE: Won't get hot, smells like gas

Most of these new fangled gas stove feature a silicone carbide ignitor to light the oven. Older stoves used a standing pilot light. As silicone carbide ignitor age a little they tend to get weak and fail to open the gas safety vave sufficiently enough for ignition. Take a look

Posted on Jul 06, 2010

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SOURCE: Simpson Evolution 904 wall oven cooks very unevenly

I agree, the heating is very uneven in our oven, however, when I calibrated the temperature with a thermocouple, I discovered that the temperature gauge was 25C too hot! That is, if I set the oven temperature gauge to 155C, it was actually 180C inside the oven! Taking this in to account, it is now much easier to cook things without them burning.

Posted on Dec 27, 2010

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Most of these new fangled gas stove feature a silicone carbide ignitor to light the oven. Older stoves used a standing pilot light. As silicone carbide ignitor age a little they tend to get weak and fail to open the gas safety vave sufficiently enough for ignition. Take a look

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