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My oven is less than 1 year old. I don't think it is heating properly, i.e., too hot. Pies burn up, I'm using the same recipe and same temperature I've used for years.

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    Chris Lyon May 11, 2010

    try posting in the oven category, not the airconditioner listing

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Still running at full rpms but the controls reduce the compressing action--less power to run the compressor--so there is a reduction in power used
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