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Maytag oven calibration

Oven is cooking approximately 30 degrees lower than setting

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Maytag single built in oven model cwe9000bcb beeps intermittenly. Reset stops for about 1 minute. Two control panel boards replaced since 2002 with same problem. Can it be fixed?

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Re: maytag oven calibration

Hi jacksonzs,

Confirm temperature by oven thermometer.Need to charnge thermostate and carry out alignment for temperature check.


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