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Oven temperature I have two single ovens. I bought them at the same time when I remodel my kithchen. around 6 years. Ovens are used an average of 10 to 12 times a year. after two year, they can't regulate the temperature. I put a dial thermomether inside the ovens. I have to set the ovens to around 365 -370 degrees in order for the oven temperature to reach 350 degrees, then it varies, it goes up and down. it's hard to bake anything with this problem.What could be the cause of the temperature to fluctuate like this? Than you.... Jorge

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  • annie-jajjie Dec 05, 2007

    My Viking oven seems to go to 450 degrees regardless of what temp setting I select

  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2014

    When using my oven to bake, usually at 350 degrees, my oven cycles off and does not cycle back on. The first few times I used the oven, I could hear it cycle on and off, but now it only cycles off. The display will continue to show 350 degrees, but the oven is not nearly as hot. I have turned the oven off and then immediately turned it back on. The preheating temperature is down to 165 degrees which causes my baked goods to be gooey on the inside. Was it designed to work this way or is it malfunctioning?



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You guys should check your tempurature sensor. Our oven has been acting weird like saying it has heated up to 400 degrees in like 1 minute haha. Well after a few months of this happening on occasion we get an F2 error flashing..

did some research on it and apparently for GE ovens this is a temp sensor gone bad. Im looking to buy one now which is how i found this post, i just thought id tell you all what i found out and maybe you should look into that as well.

Posted on Dec 06, 2007


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