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Oven temperature Wondering if there's a way to calibrate/set the oven temperature by using the front panel switch-pad, or if not that way, how? Actual oven temps do not agree with oven thermostat settings. Thanks, Greydaddy.

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  • Greydaddy Jun 02, 2008

    Thanks for trying Ray. Range is actually a Jennair S-176-B, & your solution doesn't work.

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Press and hold the bake button for 5 seconds, will go to calibrate mode, press the up or down temp to adjust yiour oven + or - 30'

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The oven does not heat, the fan works but no heat. The amber panel light on the front doesn't come on either.


There is a faulty component inside the unit that is why it is not turning on. The power is working fine, because it is the power that operates the fan. Therefore the panel light that is not turning on is as a result of a bad component. In order to be sure what the faulty component is i will advice that you run a test on the oven, test the oven selector switch, to test the switch,
  1. There are many styles of ranges. If this does not describe your range, refer to your owner's manual for instructions on gaining access to your oven selector dial.
  2. Now you can begin to test each pair of switch contacts for continuity with your VOM. Using the ohmmeter function, set the range scale to R x 1, and touch one test lead to each terminal of the switch contacts to be tested.
  3. There will be several pairs of contacts, one pair for each setting (eg. broil, bake, etc.). Refer carefully to your wiring diagram (often placed on the inside of the access panel) when testing. It is a good idea to label the wires as you test and only remove one pair of wires at a time. If there is no continuity between any pair of contacts, the switch is defective and must be replaced.
To install a new oven selector dial switch,
  1. Remove the old switch from the control panel by undoing the nut or screws holding the switch in place, leaving all wires attached.
  2. Transfer the wires one at a time from the old switch to the correct terminal of the new switch.
  3. Check your wiring diagram to make sure all wires are on the correct terminals.
  4. Now mount the new switch to the back of the control panel and replace the cover.
Also you need to test the thermostat of the oven to be sure the problem is not from there,
  1. Access the oven thermostat, which is located in different places depending on the make and model: On freestanding ranges, access the thermostat by removing the screws that hold the back panel in place at both ends. On models with front-loading controls, remove the panel and tilt it for access. Be careful not to let the wires disconnect from their components. Some built-in models have a removable back splash. Lift the backsplash, rest it on the cook top and remove the screws from the back splash, which holds the rear panel. On wall ovens or eye-level ranges, access the control panel by opening the door and removing the screws that secure it. The screws may be under the exhaust hood or below the control panel. If the control panel is hinged, simply tilt it towards you. On some models both the rear and front control panels must be removed. The screws may be found on the trim and occasionally the trim must be removed.
  2. When testing the thermostat switch contacts for continuity, refer to the wiring diagram and remove only those wires being tested - and only one pair at a time. Test switch contact terminals as per your wiring diagram. If the switch lacks continuity at any of the contact terminal points then the entire thermostat switch needs to be replaced.
  3. Adjusting the thermostat: Test the oven temperature by placing the tester in the oven's center and leaving it for 30 minutes at 350 degrees. Record the minimum and maximum temperatures of three cycles, then add those figures together, divide the result by six and you have the oven's average temperature. If the average temperature is more than 25 degrees off, try calibrating the thermostat by following your appliance manual instructions for thermostat calibration.
  4. Normally, thermostats are calibrated by pulling the oven's thermostat knob off, turning the knob over and adjusting the calibration ring on the back. If your oven doesn't have a calibration ring you may need to replace the thermostat.
To replace the thermostat of the oven, please follow the steps below:
  1. Disconnect the capillary tube and push it through the back oven wall, being careful not to break the flammable capillary tube wire.
  2. Remove the screws that secure the thermostat to the control panel and gently pull the thermostat out, leaving the wires in place.
To install a new thermostat,
  1. Reverse the disassembly procedures,
  2. Transfer the wires individually from the old unit to the new.
Hope this helped. Thank you for using fixya.

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On bake mode it justs gets luke warm. broil mode it works fine


Hi,

Usually, when an oven won't bake, it's because the bake element is burned out. The bake element is the black, pencil- thick tube at the bottom of the oven. When the oven heats, the element glows red. This element has an expected life-span of several years. It may last for only one; it may last for many more. When the element burns out, you need to replace it.


Here are two instances of when food "bakes poorly:"

  • When the food you're baking is done on top but not on the bottom--or when baking just takes far too long to finish--the bake element may be burned out.


  • You may get fooled into thinking it's working, because the oven is hot inside. But many electric ovens use the broil element, too, during the preheat and bake cycles. So the food may be getting heated only by the broil element, which causes poor baking results.

    If the bake element is burned out, replacing it should solve the problem. Otherwise, you need to further troubleshoot the oven's electrical system to locate the defective wire or component.

  • When the temperature is consistent but too high or too low, it could be one of several different things. First check to see if the thermostat sensing bulb has come loose from its holder. It could be lying on the floor of the oven or resting on the heating element. This would cause the oven to not heat correctly.


  • If the thermostat bulb is not dislodged, it's likely that the thermostat or sensor is either mis-calibrated or defective.

    Electronic ovens with a digital display use a sensor to monitor oven temperature. To solve temperature problems for these models, you may need to replace the sensor. On some digital-display models, you can calibrate the temperature using the key pad. See your operator's manual for details.

    Ovens without a digital display often use a mechanical system for controlling temperature. On many of these units, you can remove the thermostat knob and adjust the knob itself to more accurately represent the actual setting of the thermostat.

    If, when you remove the knob, there's a screw on the back of it with a small calibration plate, you can loosen the screw, adjust the plate, then tighten the screw again. If the knob isn't adjustable, and the oven temperature is off by more than 30 to 40 degrees, you need to replace the thermostat to solve the problem.

    Sep 14, 2008 | Whirlpool Kitchen Ranges

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    Oven is not holding correct temp


    Hi,


    Electronic ovens with a digital display use a sensor to monitor oven temperature. To solve temperature problems for these models, you need to replace the sensor. On some digital-display models, you can calibrate the temperature using the key pad. See your operator's manual for details.

    Ovens without a digital display often use a mechanical system for controlling temperature. On many of these units, you can remove the thermostat knob and adjust the knob itself to more accurately represent the actual setting of the thermostat.

    When you remove the knob, there's a screw on the back of it with a small calibration plate, you can loosen the screw, adjust the plate, and then tighten the screw again. If the knob isn't adjustable, and the oven temperature is off by more than 30 to 40 degrees, you need to replace the thermostat to solve the problem.

    Let us know if you want something else please accept the solution.

    Jan 02, 2011 | Maytag MGS5770 Gas Kitchen Range

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    The actual temperature (as measured by repairman's device) is 20 to 30 degrees lower than indicated on the control panel. Should the control panel be replaced in a 7 year old range or should the range be...


    You can adjust the bake average temp +/- 35 degrees this is called calibration.
    Here's How:
    To Adjust: 1. Press the BAKE pad (upper or lower oven) and enter 550° F. 2. Press and hold the BAKE pad (upper or lower oven) for several seconds until TEMP ADJ is displayed. 3. Press the AUTO SET pad - each press changes the temperature by 5° F. The control will accept changes from -35° to +35° F. 4. If the oven was previously adjusted, the change will be displayed. For example, if the oven temperature was reduced by 15° F, the display will show -15° F. 5. When you have made the adjustment, press the CANCEL pad and the time of day will reappear in the display. The oven will now bake at the adjusted temperature.
    Do this first and you will be back to normal. If your using a oven temp. checker make sure you let the oven cycle for awhile. Preheat should take about around 10min. Remember 350deg is an average temp.
    Have a great day!

    Dec 07, 2010 | Maytag MER6772 Gemini Electric Kitchen...

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    My oven will not bake but the broiler works.


    Hello there
    Usually, when an oven won't bake, it's because the bake element is burned out. The bake element is the black, pencil- thick tube at the bottom of the oven. When the oven heats, the element glows red. This element has an expected life-span of several years. It may last for only one; it may last for many more. When the element burns out, you need to replace it.
    If the bake element is burned out, replacing it should solve the problem. Otherwise, you need to further troubleshoot the oven's electrical system to locate the defective wire or component. When the temperature is consistent but too high or too low, it could be one of several different things. First check to see if the thermostat sensing bulb has come loose from its holder. It could be lying on the floor of the oven or resting on the heating element. This would cause the oven to not heat correctly. If the thermostat bulb is not dislodged, it's likely that the thermostat or sensor is either mis-calibrated or defective. Electronic ovens with a digital display use a sensor to monitor oven temperature. To solve temperature problems for these models, you may need to replace the sensor. On some digital-display models, you can calibrate the temperature using the key pad. See your operator's manual for details. Ovens without a digital display often use a mechanical system for controlling temperature. On many of these units, you can remove the thermostat knob and adjust the knob itself to more accurately represent the actual setting of the thermostat. If, when you remove the knob, there's a screw on the back of it with a small calibration plate, you can loosen the screw, adjust the plate, then tighten the screw again. If the knob isn't adjustable, and the oven temperature is off by more than 30 to 40 degrees, you need to replace the thermostat to solve the problem.

    Nov 19, 2010 | GE Spectra JBP78 Electric Kitchen Range

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    Frigidaire range model #fgfl67dcf needs to be calabrated, too hot for setting


    OVEN CALIBRATION Set the electronic oven control for normal baking at 350°F. Obtain an average oven temperature after a minimum of 5 cycles. Press CANCEL or CLEAR to end bake mode. TEMPERATURE ADJUSTMENT 1. Set EOC to bake at 550°F. 2. Within 5 seconds of setting 550°F, press and hold the bake pad for approximately 15 seconds until a single beep is heard (longer may cause F11 shorted keypad alarm). 3. Calibration offset should appear in the display. 4. Use the slew keys to adjust the oven temperature up or down 35°F in 5°F increments. 5. Once the desired (-35° to 35°) offset has been applied, press CANCEL or CLEAR. Note: Changing calibration affects both Speed Bake and normal bake modes. The adjustments made will not change the self-cleaning temperature.

    Jun 18, 2009 | Kitchen Ranges

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    Slow heating


    • When the temperature is consistent but too high or too low, it could be one of several different things. First check to see if the thermostat sensing bulb has come loose from its holder. It could be lying on the floor of the oven or resting on the heating element. This would cause the oven to not heat correctly.


    • If the thermostat bulb is not dislodged, it's likely that the thermostat or sensor is either mis-calibrated or defective. 

      Electronic ovens with a digital display use a sensor to monitor oven temperature. To solve temperature problems for these models, you may need to replace the sensor. On some digital-display models, you can calibrate the temperature using the key pad. See your operator's manual for details. 

      Ovens without a digital display often use a mechanical system for controlling temperature. On many of these units, you can remove the thermostat knob and adjust the knob itself to more accurately represent the actual setting of the thermostat. 

      If, when you remove the knob, there's a screw on the back of it with a small calibration plate, you can loosen the screw, adjust the plate, then tighten the screw again. If the knob isn't adjustable, and the oven temperature is off by more than 30 to 40 degrees, you need to replace the thermostat to solve the problem.
    thanks and please do not forget to accept the solution

    Apr 03, 2009 | Maytag MGR5770 Gas Kitchen Range

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    How do I calibrate the oven temp?


    Oven Temperature Adjustment Option for the MSG5770
    If you think the oven should be hotter or cooler, you can adjust
    it yourself. To decide how much to change the oven temperature,
    set the temperature 25°F higher or lower than the temperature
    in your recipe, then bake. The results of the “test” should
    give you an idea of how much to adjust the temperature.
    To adjust the oven temperature:
    1. Press the BAKE pad.
    2. Enter 550° by pressing the number pads “5, 5, 0”.
    3. Press and hold the BAKE pad for several seconds until 0°
    appears in the display.
    4. Press any number pad to change the temperature. Each time
    a pad is pressed, the temperature changes by 5°F.
    • Press repeatedly to reach +35°F. Continue pressing
    to reduce the temperature up to -35°F.
    • If the oven temperature was previously adjusted, the
    change will be displayed. For example, if the oven
    temperature was reduced by 15°, the display will
    show -15°.
    5. When you have made the adjustment, press the
    CANCEL pad and the time of day will reappear in the
    display. The oven will now bake at the adjusted
    temperature.
    NOTE: Do not change the temperature setting more than
    10° at a time before testing the oven.
    It is not necessary to readjust the oven temperature if there
    is a power interruption. This adjustment will not affect
    broil or clean temperatures.

    Feb 08, 2009 | Maytag MGS5770 Gas Kitchen Range

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    Claibrating the temperature of a GE gas oven


    First of all, do not use the oven thermometers from a grocery store. they can be off by 20 degrees or more. These directions may help you for electronically controlled ovens. The older manually controlled ovens have a small screw head in the center of the oven temperature knob that can be adjusted in usually 10 degree increments.


    To Adjust the Thermostat
    Touch the Bake and Broil Hi/Lo pads
    at the same time for 3 seconds until the
    display shows SF.
    Touch the Bake pad. A two digit number
    shows in the display.
    Touch Bake once to decrease (-)
    the oven temperature, or twice to
    increase (+).
    The oven temperature can be adjusted
    up as much as 35°F. or down as much
    as 35°F. Touch the number pads the
    same way you read them. For example,
    to change the oven temperature 15°F,
    touch 1 and 5.
    When you have made the adjustment,
    touch the Start pad to go back to the
    time of day display. Use your oven as
    you would normally.
    NOTE: The thermostat adjustment for Baking
    will also affect Convection Baking or Convection Roasting.

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