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GE profile convection/bake gas oven shows accurate temperature with a digital read-out sensor, but cakes come out overbaked, with visible air holes and hard "skin" on the outside. At times the outside of the cake has been so hard that you can actually "knock" on it. GE will do nothing more after two service calls where the tech said everything is OK and insist I must be doing something wrong when I bake.

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My oven is at least 10 minutes fast when set at temperature, so I just check what is baking several times so that doesn't happen.

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SOURCE: GE electric oven

If this is a fan oven, make sure the fan has not become clogged or has stopped rotating.

Posted on Oct 07, 2007

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SOURCE: items are not baked all the way through

Put a thermometer in the oven to see how the temp is vs what you set it at. If temp is off by more than 25 degrees replace the oven sensor. I cannot see your repyl due to some tech issue w/ the site, so it may be a day or so before I can reply again. Please leave feedback for me if appropriate. Thanks

Posted on Nov 28, 2008

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SOURCE: No Bake; everything else works

Most likely a bad bake igniter wb13t10045 cant guaruntee thats the problem but I'd start there.

Posted on Jan 28, 2009

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SOURCE: No Bake; everything else works

Hi, When you put the oven on bake, can you see the ignitor glowing but get no flame?
Sound like the ignitor might be getting weak and not opening the gas valve. Please let me know if this sounds like the problem.
It is common for the ignitor to go bad. Even if it glows, it can be bad.
Please let me know if I can assist you further.

Vic

Posted on May 31, 2009

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