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GE Profile Spectra JGBP85WEB5WW Taking Too Long to Reach Temp

The last time I posted was in August, 2007. The problem still persists with my GE Profile Spectra JGBP85WEB5WW. My husband did replace the oven igniter back in August, 2007. The broiler ignites and works well. It seems as though the problem with my oven really hasn't been fixed. When I turn on the oven, it seems to take forever to reach proper temperature. On rare occasions, my oven seems to reach the desired temperature in about 15 minutes compared to the 25-30 minutes it usually takes. Sometimes, I even smell gas. About 20 minutes after starting my oven last night, I smelled gas and noticed that the temp was only at 100. I turned oven off and started the broiler. Kept the broiler on for 5-10 minutes and then turned oven back on. Temp read 242 and stayed and would not increase in temp. So I kept alternating by turning on the broiler and then the oven to try to finish cooking my dinner. At one point the oven did reach 350 degrees. This went on for about 1 1/2 hours and still my dinner was not completely cooked. It was hot but not hot enough to melt the cheese in my lasagna. I don't know what to do any more. My husband insists on fixing the problem himself, but doesn't know where to start. Some one said it might be the gas valve. If so, where would the gas valve be located on the appliance?

When I used m oven a couple of days ago to bake a cake, it did reach the desired temperature but it took some time before it got to the desired temp. And it took a lot longer for my cake to bake.

Any help anyone can give would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks.

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  • ccroker Dec 29, 2008

    I have a similar to same problem. Broil appears to work, but bake does not. Bake will either just show 100 degrees and oven will not heat up or after broiling for a while and switching to bake, the oven will stay at that oven temp. Any suggestions?

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