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Kitchenaid Superba electric convection oven not preheating right

I adore my Kitchenaid Superba convection range which is approx 5 years old. Recently, however, I notice that it seems to take longer for the oven to preheat (I always use the convection cycle). How long SHOULD it take to preheat to 325F? Any suggestions as to what the problem might be?

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  • ptarmstrong Jul 24, 2009

    If the sensor was failing, wouldn't it be a problem using the oven at all? It does work perfectly in regular bake mode and preheats fast. By the way, there are 3 elements in this stove, broiler, lower covered plus 1 behind the fan on the back. Problem seems to be only for convection bake.

  • ptarmstrong Jul 25, 2009

    The fan is working absolutely perfectly and that is why I didn't really twig at first. Then, when it started to take forever to heat up in convection mode, I knew something was up. I cannot see the lowere element since it is covered, but since it does preheat just fine in regular bake, I am thinking it is more than likely the convection element itself. What do you think? Is there anything else it could be? Your help is GREATLY appreciated. THANKS!

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Your temperature sensor is failing. Replace the temp sensor.

Posted on Jul 21, 2009

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    steve Jul 25, 2009

    Sorry, I mis-interpreted your post.
    Is the fan working in convection? Is the rear element working in convection?


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    steve Jul 26, 2009

    I am agreeing with you. The convection element may be bad. Unplug the range. Remove the cover for the fan and convection element. Remove the convection element. Use a volt/ohm meter set for ohms or continuity. Test the element. If it does not read any value,replace it.

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