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DCS RD-486GD Gas Range with 2 electric ovens. The main (larger) oven no longer heats reliably. Sometimes it works fine coming up to temp in 10-15 minutes. Other times, there is some heat but it never gets up to the set temperature. The heating light stays on for a very long time (30 minutes or more) without any additional heating. Sometimes, switching to convection will heat it to temp. There is no clear pattern as to when it will work or not. Any suggestions?

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  • jonveach Oct 15, 2010

    Thank you for your quick reponse! This sounds reasonable. Is this something for an experienced DIYer to handle? (We would like to have this fixed withing the next few days.)

  • jonveach Oct 15, 2010

    Yeah, after looking at it further, I think I'll let an professional handle this. Thank you for your help!



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the problem should be from the heating element of your electric oven. The heating element is weak, that why its not heating reliably.

Also, there might be some partial contact, that is, the wire connected to the heating element might have loose contact partially, due to past heat coming out from the oven.

You need to open/disassemble the oven, check the wires connected to the heating element and see if they are intact. If its intact, then you might have to replace the heating element, for the electric oven to work efficiently again.

I hope this helps.

Good luck.

Posted on Oct 15, 2010

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    Walesarumi Oct 15, 2010

    Hi, this depends on your technical know-how/ability. Its a matter of disassembling the electric oven. But it would be better you don't start what you cannot finish.

    You can give it to an experienced repairman to fix it for you since you would be needing it in the next few days. A professional touch will make repairs faster.

    Good luck.



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