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Oven Mod # RB260PXYB O If you set temperature to 425 degrees it will warm up to about 350 (on a analog thermometer). It will not hold that temlperature. It will trickle down to about 259. All this time the "heating" indicator is lighted. The heating element does not glow red except for the initial heating period. If I flip the circuit breaker off and then back on, the heating element once again glows bright red and the temp rises to about 350 where it again begins to cool to 250.

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  • marnt777 Sep 12, 2010

    This is a digital oven control. There is no Knob

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Hi


Thanks for using FixYa. From what you have described it seems that the oven temperature sensor circuit failed. To resolve this issue you'll have to check the oven temp. sensor circuit if the reading is more then 1100ohms then it should be replaced however, if the rating is fine then it is the Electronic Range Control (ERC) that has gone bad & should be replaced. Please do accept the solution if the issue is resolved or post a comment for further assistance.


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Rylee

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    Rylee Smith Sep 12, 2010

    Thats the reason I told you to check and replace the part that has gone bad. Please do accept the solution if the issue is resolved or post a comment for further assistance.


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This is a frequent problem and idicating that the oven thermostat knob need to be replaced and is complete with the temperature probe.

Posted on Sep 12, 2010

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    espressonist Sep 12, 2010

    The thermostat is consist from a relay and probe which you should replace.

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