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Re: oven My oven isn't getting as hot as it should. At 350 degrees my oven thermometer says 140 degrees. I replaced the heating element on the bottom already...any ideas what the problem could be?

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Re: re: oven

The temp probe ( rod sticking out of rear wall inside oven ) should ohm out at 12-1300 ohms at room temp. the other possible cause is the heat relay on the control board is bad .this does not display a fault code.

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