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Oven overheating set oven temp to 350 degrees and in a matter of minutes temp rises to over 550 degress. Top element stays on

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I be changing the temp sensor

Posted on Feb 09, 2008

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SOURCE: Whirpool electric range - RF196LXMQ - Will not reach 350 degrees

When using Broil, it is normal for only the top element to work and it depends on the oven whether both should be on or not for baking but typically, baking does not use the upper element otherwise it could burn baked goods.
If setting the temperature higher than 350 does not cause the lower element to turn on, then it's likely that the thermostat has failed and can no longer respond to the temperature set.
The fact that both elements work under some conditions means that both of the heater elements are working at least some of the time. Because of the primitive nature of the elements, it isn't possible for them to just become 'weak' but they can interrupt themselves if there is a break in the resistance element but you could only separate the two possibilities by measuring the hot coil and that would be difficult unless you can pull the range out and access the AC feed lines that go to the element. Obviously, the power would have to be disconnected and the measurement done quickly so the element didn't have time to cool and regain continuity.

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SOURCE: I thank i need to replace thermostat in tappan

Go to this link and select your model number. It will take you to a set of drawings and parts list

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SOURCE: Oven temperature does not get hot enough.

Hi, It sounds like the ignitor might be getting weak and opening the gas valve conditantly. Try setting a temperature and watch to see the ignitor glow. The flame should ignite within 30-45 seconds. If the flame ignites to heat rith away, it should get up to temp before shutting down.
I hope this helps you. Please let me know if I can assist you further with this issue.


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Have you checked the circuit breaker? If it's not lined up with the "on" breakers, move it to the completely "off" position then move it to the "on" position. If it keeps flipping the breaker off, call an appliance repair person. Check the internet for reviews of your local companies to find the best one.

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