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Oven temperature never gets above 315 degrees, even when set at 550 degrees. Oven is about 15 years old

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Thanks for using FixYa. From what you have described the issue seems to be with the oven temp. sensor going bad and should be replaced. You can access the sensor either from the front or from the back of your oven. Please do accept the solution if the issue is resolved or post a comment for further assistance.


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Rylee

Posted on Aug 07, 2010

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    Rylee Smith Aug 08, 2010

    Thanks for accepting the solution. However, post a comment for further assistance if still the issue is not resolved.


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