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Oven won't reach set temperature

Just replaced the sensor per SolutionGuy's advice. Unfortunately this did not solve the problem. Despite setting the oven to, say, 425, it only preheats to 350 - almost like it is ignoring my temp setting and defaulting to the 350 initial setting.

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The main problem is the manufacturer's fault in the setting accuracy of the temperature, i mean when the manufacturer has to adjust the temperature into the required temp it does not set to the required one. This is called "calibration" in engineering, the best for you is to tell the manufacturer to replace or keep it.

Posted on Nov 30, 2007

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sounds like a bad oven/bake ignitor. very common problem on all gas ranges.

Posted on Oct 21, 2008

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does the display go to 425 or are you putting a dial thermometer in it?is the new control doing the same thing as the old control?

Posted on Nov 05, 2008

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SOURCE: Oven won't reach proper temperature and hold

If the element glows its ok , if you have replaced the sensor with a new one it can only be the control board. in some cases you can adjust the temp. through the control , it should list directions to do so in the manual. Good luck

Posted on Dec 30, 2008

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SOURCE: Oven not about 100 deg. below temperature setting

It's easier to eliminate the element.You can do this two ways;first thing,remove power from unit.Unplug it and you know for sure power is off.Inside the oven you can get to the wiring on element by removing the two screws on the back wall that holds the bracket to the wall.(this works for both elements)Pull the element out and you will see the wires(2).They will be either screwed on or connected with spade clips which pull on/off.Remove at least one wire and use your meter,set on ohms, put a meter lead on each element connector,you should read continuity.If you don't the element is bad,replace it.Give the elements a good visual inspection first,some times you can see where the element burnt out.The other way to get to the wiring by pulling the back panel off the stove.Hope this helps. Gregg

Posted on May 29, 2009

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SOURCE: Oven continues to heat after reaching set temperature

It's held in place by 2 screws in the oven. Take out the screws and pull the wire gently. It has a connector on it but if it comes unplugged or the wire breaks inside a simple fix just got complicated. God luck.

Posted on Sep 18, 2009

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Hello. In most ovens with an electronic control, the temperature is regulated by 2 things--the sensor and the oven control board. The sensor is simply an electrically resistive device that changes resistance as the temperature increases or decreases. It is connected to the main control board by 2 wires(just a "pigtail") and the main board is supposed to be calibrated to adjust properly. Most control boards have a built-in program by which you can adjust the calibration +/- 35 degrees. If your oven is outside that range, and you're sure that the sensor is good, the connections are good, etc., then the oven control board temp control circuit has gone bad. Keep in mind, when you turn on an electronically controlled oven, the first time it heats up is USUALLY hotter by about 50 degrees--this allows the floor, walls, and ceiling to reach proper temperature. This is called the initial spike. In gas ovens, the user must wait approximately 8-10 minutes AFTER the oven beeps to cook anything. In an exposed-element electric oven, the user waits approximately 10-15 minutes after the beep. In the hidden bake element models, waiting 20-25 minutes after the beep is normal!
Also, keep in mind, ovens can have 60 degree temp swings higher and lower(as long as the midpoint is close to the chosen temp) I hope I've helped you!

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Oven won't heat accurately

Brad, your right on track. But I'd look toward the sensor first (The computer only does what the sensor tells it to do). I'll need the model number to find part numbers to help you further. The model number is on a sticker located on the oven body behind the lower drawer. It'll start with 3 digits then a decimal point the more digits (xxx.xxxxxxxx).

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