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Dacor double oven, lower oven works fine, upper oven doesn't turn on at all

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I had the same problem after auto-cleaning my oven just before Thanksgiving. The cause was overheating...and the tripping of a heat sensor switch.

The switch (reset button) is located about 3 inches behind the door locking mechanism.

Removing the front panel (4 screws) that the door lock sticks through exposes the switch. Just push the little red button & your are back in business!!

Posted on Nov 27, 2009

  • martinb7 Oct 29, 2010

    Thanks for the advice. I had the same problem after auto cleaning the lower oven. I found the red switch and pushed it and now the oven works fine.

  • Tom Mallory Sep 23, 2013

    the upper oven on my model will not heat. Have checked the reset button and it did not need to be reset. What next?

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