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My oven wont heat up to the temperature i set it at. it's at least 50 degrees lower than what it should be, and the temp fluctuates anywhere from 20 to 50 degrees while it's on, even without opening the door

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This indicates an open/shorted oven temperature sensor and to solve this problem the temp.sensor needs replacement. If you want to be sure before replacing the sensor then you can test it with a voltmeter for around 1100ohms....if it reads more then this then it needs replacement however, if the reading is around or less then 1100ohms then it is the control board that needs replacement. Please get back to me if you have any other questions.


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Posted on Apr 11, 2011

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