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Dcs oven wos130 wont reach set temperature on bake


Good afternoon Steve!
The answer may depend a bit on what you mean by 'stops heating'.
  • One interpretation could be 'the heating shuts off, and the oven goes back toward room temperature
  • The other would be that it heats up, but it heats to a certain temp and then stays there. it's just not as hot as it's supposed to be.
If it's the former, that sounds like something is overheating and an interlock is engaging because it's interpreted as 'I'm too hot where I shouldn't be, and I should shut off before I cause a fire. I'd leave that to a better trained service tech.

If it's the latter, then it'll depend on how low it is. If it's way low, then there's a couple possibilities:
  1. The heater element is defective, and even at the full current draw the oven can run, it can't get any hotter than that upper temp. This would mean replacing the element.
  2. The temperature sensor in the oven is defective or mis-mounted. There should be a temp sensor inside the oven cavity. if it's disconnected, or, say, bent out of place and much nearer the bake element then it should be, then the heat coming direct off of the element may be fooling it into thinking the oven is hotter than it really is. this could mean replacing the temp sensor, or just re-mounting it to proper position.
If it's just a bit low, then there could just be a calibration problem. If you look at the manual here
DCS WOS 127 Use And Care Manual Child Safety User Option you can see how to adjust the calibration up or down in temperature to, hopefully, match the oven thermometer you're trying to use as a check.

Hope this helps!
Good Luck
D

Nov 18, 2015 | DCS Wot-130 30" Wide Single Electric Wall...

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How to calibrate kenmore meat probe? it says 170degrees when plugged in cool.


170 degrees is likely the minimum it can read. put a container of water in the oven, put the probe in the water, and set the oven for 250 degrees. Watch the probe, and see what temperature it shows when the water boils. Depending on your altitude, it should be 212 or a little less.

Sep 04, 2014 | Kenmore 30 in. Freestanding Induction...

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HOW TO CALIBRATE OVEN TEMPERATURE INDICATOR AND THE OVEN TEMPERATURE ON THERMADOR PRD304EG RANGE


If you remove the knob, you will see the very center of the male part the know attaches to has a small flat head screw in the middle of it. Buy turning this screw in and out, you are micro adjusting the temp when the oven cycles on and off. Its best to have a digital thermometer set up within the oven so you can see exactly when the oven cycles on and off. It's going to fluctuate about 20-30 degrees. So set your oven to 350, let it turn on and watch carefully when the red light shuts off it should be between within 30 degrees from where you set it, up or down. If its too low,turn in( could be out, I forgot) the screw in the center of that know with a mini flat head screw driver. If you turn it and the light goes back on, you turned it up. If it does not go on in an quarter turn, you went lower. Once your digital thermometer matches up closely whith what your oven says, your good. 25 degrees isn't much to be gentile whith turning that middle screw, you could miss your mark and be off even more very easealy.

May 16, 2014 | Thermador PRD304EG 30in Pro Grand...

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Need calibration procedures for my ge cooktop pp950


Fred,

Did you get an answer? Having the same problem!
Thanks!

Apr 21, 2013 | GE PP950SMSS

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Right Front Burner shuts off after 30 seconds. Fault code f153 flashes. I have reset the circuit. Same issue occurs. Any advice?


x9009 Hello and sorry to hear about your problem.

You have a open heat sensor, one 1 of your heating elements.
I suggest you contact a service company for repairs.

I tried to help you, Please help me by vote/rate my response.

Thanks and good luck.

If you live in the Denver Co area, I can help you out

Dec 22, 2010 | GE 30 in. Profile JP939 Electric Cooktop

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I have an Amana smoothtop AK2H35 the large dual burner seems to overheat. It gets so hot, that everything burns, when I turn the temp down, the burner does not turn off, though eventually, it does turn...


Hello there
I will answer this in 2 sections for testing the burners and the thermostate
Surface Burner Testing:

In order to test the surface burner on your electric range, the following steps should be taken:

  1. Before repairs or testing can begin you must disconnect the electricity at the fuse panel, at the circuit breaker panel, or by pulling the plug. Make sure the power is off before proceeding. A jolt from 220 volts can be fatal, use caution!


  2. Remove the surface burner from the stovetop. On most electric ranges this can be done by pulling the burner up and out of its plug-in receptacle. Other models have the burner directly wired to the cooktop. To remove this type of burner, undo the screw that secures the burner to the cooktop, remove the clips that secure the insulators to the burner terminals, and carefully unscrew the wires from the terminals. Take care not to bend these terminals.


  3. Visually inspect the burner - often there will be small holes or bubbles on the surface of a defective element.


  4. Now that you have removed the burner, you can test it using your VOM. Using the ohmmeter function, set the range scale to R x 1 and touch the test leads to the two burner terminals. The VOM should show continuity. Typical burner readings should be somewhere between 19 and 115 ohms, depending on the range manufacturer. If there is no continuity, the burner is defective. To test for a grounded (or shorted) burner, place one test lead on the outside surface of the burner and the other test lead on each burner terminal in turn. If there is continuity at either terminal, the burner is defective.


  5. If the burner is defective, replace with a new one by reversing the removal procedure (step 2 above). If replacing a wired-in burner, make sure that you install the wires on the correct terminals, according to the wiring diagram

Oven Thermostat Testing:

An oven thermostat is a switch that opens and closes in response to the temperature it senses. It is typically found in the control panel, where a liquid-filled temperature-sensing bulb senses and maintains the internal oven temperature by cycling heat on and off.

  1. Before repairs or testing can begin you must disconnect the electricity at the fuse panel, at the circuit breaker panel, or by pulling the plug. Make sure the power is off before proceeding. A jolt from 220 volts can be fatal, use caution!


  2. Access the oven thermostat, which is located in different places depending on the make and model:
    1. On freestanding ranges, access the thermostat by removing the screws that hold the back panel in place at both ends.
    2. 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.
    3. Some built-in models have a removable backsplash. Lift the backsplash, rest it on the cook top and remove the screws from the backsplash, which holds the rear panel.
    4. 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.
    5. 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.


  3. 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.

    Adjusting the thermostat:

  4. 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.


  5. If the average temperature is more than 25 degrees off, try calibrating the thermostat by following your appliance manual instructions for thermostat calibration.

Dec 01, 2010 | Amana Cooktops

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Gas Range Oven Knob Area Gas Leak


The only two things you can do are pull the core of the oven thermostat and re-grease it, but that could throw your temperature calibration way off. The other is to replace the thermostat. Either way, a calibration is probably a good idea.

Feb 04, 2010 | Jenn-Air JGD8130 Gas Cooktop

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Cannot calibrate pan sensors after changing right front element


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May 29, 2009 | GE 30" Built-In Electric Cooktop - Black

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One unit show fault code F153 before, now fault 160


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May 29, 2009 | GE 30 in. Profile JP938 Electric Cooktop

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Burners of electric cooktop not getting red hot


Hello
Welcome,
Sounds like you have a bad surface heat controller.
Nothing to do but call a hands on tech to replace a part.


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Dec 11, 2008 | GE 30 in. JP340 Electric Cooktop

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