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I hate my Westinghouse Fan forced oven Model Freestyle 688. The temperature control is so unreliable. It cooks about 100 degrees above what the temperature should be. It has been like this since new. I thought I had lost my cake making touch until in desperation I bought an oven thermostatand discovered it is the fault of the oven. I certainly would never recommend any Westinghouse products. I feel so angry having wasted so much money.

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  • Anonymous Apr 22, 2009

    I also hate my Westinghouse oven.  I will never buy that brand again!!!  I thought I'd lost my touch with baking but it seems it's the inaccurate temperature.  It also takes forever to heat up.

  • kym smith Aug 09, 2013

    i also have the same problem with my westinghouse freestlye oven and have discovered that the oven is still warn even though i havent had the oven on for 24hrs i have had the thermostat replced 3 times

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In the owners manual with most of the ovens it will tell you haow that you can vary the temprature of the thermastat 50 degrees up or down but not 100 you can try that and if it does not fix the issue then you will have to replace the oven sensor

Posted on Apr 27, 2008

  • kym smith Aug 09, 2013

    how do you replace the oven sensor

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