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After preheat temperature is not able to increase.

After preheat oven temperature cannot be increased. Attempting to increase or decrease temperature only results in a decrease.

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  • rchrist Nov 12, 2009

    Where is the sensor located?

  • rchrist Nov 13, 2009

    I removed the sensor. Measured 500 ohms. Am now waiting for part to arrive.
    Thanks!

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HI, this is a sensor issue. You will need to check the oven sensor wires that link the actual sensor to the main control board. Make sure that the contacts are connected properly, and not loose, or corroded. If all the wiring checks out, test the sensor for the correct resistance readings.(you will need a multimeter for this test)

The most common oven sensor should be approximately, 1100 ohms when at room temperature. The others may be close to as follows:

100°F - 1143 ohms
200°F - 1350 ohms
300°F - 1553 ohms
350°F - 1654 ohms
400°F - 1753 ohms
500°F - 1949 ohms

If the sensor test is adequate, and the wiring is Ok at the control, this will lead to a failed control board. replace the control in this case.

Posted on Nov 12, 2009

  • Michael Masters
    Michael Masters Nov 13, 2009

    Ok, the sensor is housed inside of the oven. It is mounted inside, on the back wall region. In the upper right or left hand side. You will notice a probe, when looking inside your oven. It is about 4 to 5 inches long. this is where the sensor is housed. You will need to unscrew the two screws that hold the housing, to access. Most newer models will need to be removed from the cabinet, in order to test the connections from the back side of the unit. Older models will allow you to access the sensor from inside the oven.

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